estradiol

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

Definition of estradiol

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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


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estradiol

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

Medical Definition of estradiol

  1. :  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, estring

Variants of estradiol

or chiefly British

oestradiol

\ˌē-strə-ˈdī-ˌȯl, ē-ˈstrad-ē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\play play

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