estriol

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noun es·tri·ol \ ˈe-ˌstrī-ˌȯl , e-ˈstrī- , -ˌōl \

Definition of estriol

:a relatively weak natural estrogenic hormone that is a glycol C18H24O3 found in the body chiefly as a metabolite of estradiol, is the main estrogen secreted by the placenta during pregnancy, and is the estrogen typically found in the urine of pregnant women

Origin and Etymology of estriol

estrane + tri- + 1-ol


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estriol

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noun es·tri·ol \ ˈes-ˌtrī-ˌȯl , e-ˈstrī- , -ˌōl \
variants: or chiefly British oestriol play \ˈē-ˌstrī-ˌȯl, ē-ˈstrī-, -ˌōl\

medical Definition of estriol

:a relatively weak natural estrogenic hormone that is a glycol C18H24O3 found in the body chiefly as a metabolite of estradiol, is the main estrogen secreted by the placenta during pregnancy, and is the estrogen typically found in the urine of pregnant women

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