noun Etymology: fina- (of unknown origin) + testosterone + amide Date: 1989 a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase hair growth in male-pattern baldness

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