HyperDic: estrogen

English > 1 sense of the word estrogen:
NOUNsubstanceestrogen, oestrogena general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
estrogen > pronunciation
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English > estrogen: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics.
Synonymoestrogen
Narrowerdiethylstilbestrol, diethylstilboestrol, stilbestrol, stilboestrol, DESA potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
estradiol, oestradiolThe most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally
estriol, oestriolA naturally occurring estrogenic hormone
estrone, oestrone, theelin, EstronolA naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary
hexestrolestrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy
mestranolA synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
Broadersteroid hormone, steroid, sex hormoneAny hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
Spanishestrógeno
Catalanestrogen
Adjectivesestrogenicrelating to or caused by estrogen

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