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

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 Many women ask about phytoestrogens (such as in soy protein or red clover) and other herbs with estrogenic activity (such as black cohosh). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 July 2022 Severino, who turns 29 on July 20, was suspended on April 5 — just two days prior to the Brewers' season opener for the use of clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic substance most commonly used to aid fertility in women. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2022 Also known as Clomid, clomiphene is an anti-estrogenic substance commonly used as a masking agent. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2022 That concerns Darbre, author of the 2004 study, who has continued her research into estrogenic chemicals. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of estrogenic

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for estrogenic


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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