HyperDic: estrone

English > 1 sense of the word estrone:
NOUNsubstanceestrone, oestrone, theelin, Estronola naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary
English > estrone: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency.
Synonymsoestrone, theelin, Estronol
Broaderestrogen, oestrogenA general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
ketosteroidA steroid containing a ketone group
Spanishestrona
Catalanestrona

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