a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
Syn: ↑oestrone, ↑theelin, ↑Estronol
Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Estronol)
Hypernyms: ↑estrogen, ↑oestrogen, ↑ketosteroid

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estrogen, estrogenic, estrone, estrous
varr. œstrogen, etc.

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