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noun di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol \-stil-ˈbes-ˌtrl, -ˌtrōl\

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


di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol or chiefly British di·eth·yl·stil·boes·trol \-ˈbēs-\
April 26, 2015
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excessively ornate or intricate
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