es·​tro·​gen·​ic | \ ˌe-strə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \

Definition of estrogenic

1 : promoting estrus
2 : of, relating to, caused by, or being an estrogen

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Other Words from estrogenic

estrogenically \ ˌe-​strə-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of estrogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phytoestrogens themselves create an estrogenic effect much weaker than what occurs naturally in the human body, and lignans are particularly weak, Kuhnle told USA TODAY in an email. Tyler Jett, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2020 According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in eight chance the average American person who underwent estrogenic puberty will develop breast cancer. Ashley Abramson, Allure, 10 Mar. 2020 But animal studies suggest that eating large amounts of those estrogenic compounds might reduce fertility in women, trigger premature puberty and disrupt development of fetuses and children. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2017 Soon enough, researchers would conduct more studies on these estrogenic effects in various farm animals, and the animal feed industry would develop an interest in soy. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Sep. 2017 Add onto that the fact that human waste flushed down the toilet get treated in wastewater facilities, removing some of these estrogenic compounds, while livestock waste enters the environment untreated. Becky Little, Smithsonian, 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of estrogenic

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Estrogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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es·​tro·​gen·​ic | \ ˌes-trə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British oestrogenic \ ˌē-​strə-​ How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of estrogenic

1 : promoting estrus
2 : of, relating to, caused by, or being an estrogen

Other Words from estrogenic

estrogenically or chiefly British oestrogenically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \ adverb
estrogenicity or chiefly British oestrogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce estrogenic (audio) \ noun, plural estrogenicities


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