diethylstilbestrol


di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol

noun \-stil-ˈbes-ˌtrl, -ˌtrōl\

Definition of DIETHYLSTILBESTROL

:  a colorless crystalline synthetic compound C18H20O2 used as a potent estrogen but contraindicated in pregnancy for its tendency to cause cancer or birth defects in offspring —called also DES, stilbestrol

Origin of DIETHYLSTILBESTROL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1938

di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol

noun \-stil-ˈbes-ˌtrl, -ˌtrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIETHYLSTILBESTROL

: a colorless crystalline synthetic compound C18H20O2 used as a potent estrogen but contraindicated in pregnancy for its tendency to cause cancer or birth defects in offspring—called also DES, stilbestrol

Variants of DIETHYLSTILBESTROL

di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol or chiefly British di·eth·yl·stil·boes·trol \-ˈbēs-\

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