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estradiol

noun es·tra·di·ol \ˌes-trə-ˈdī-ˌl, -ˌōl\

Definition of ESTRADIOL

:  a natural estrogenic hormone that is a phenolic alcohol C18H24O2 secreted chiefly by the ovaries, that is the most potent of the naturally occurring estrogens, and that is administered in its natural or semisynthetic esterified form especially to treat menopausal symptoms

Origin of ESTRADIOL

International Scientific Vocabulary estra- (from estrane parent compound of estradiol, from New Latin estrus + English -ane) + di- + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1934
Medical Dictionary

estradiol

noun es·tra·di·ol \ˌes-trə-ˈdī-ˌl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of ESTRADIOL

:  a natural estrogenic hormone that is a phenolic alcohol C18H24O2 secreted chiefly by the ovaries, is the most potent of the naturally occurring estrogens, and is administered in its natural or semisynthetic esterified form especially to treat menopausal symptoms—called also dihydrotheelin; see estrace, estraderm

Variants of ESTRADIOL

es·tra·di·ol or chiefly British oes·tra·di·ol \ˌē-strə-ˈdī-ˌl, ē-ˈstrad-ē-ˌl, -ˌōl\

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