estrogenic

adjective

es·​tro·​gen·​ic ˌe-strə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce estrogenic (audio)
1
: promoting estrus
2
: of, relating to, caused by, or being an estrogen
estrogenically adverb

Examples of estrogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People in menopause sometimes have this type of insomnia, including those taking anti-estrogenic drugs such as Soltamox (tamoxifen). Cathy Wong, Verywell Health, 15 Feb. 2023 Soybeans have estrogenic properties, therefore their effects can vary based on the existing level of hormones in the body. Cate Geiger Kalus, Country Living, 8 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of estrogenic was in 1930

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“Estrogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estrogenic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

estrogenic

adjective
es·​tro·​gen·​ic ˌes-trə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce estrogenic (audio)
variants or chiefly British oestrogenic
1
: promoting estrus
2
: of, relating to, caused by, or being an estrogen
estrogenically adverb
or chiefly British oestrogenically
estrogenicity noun
or chiefly British oestrogenicity
plural estrogenicities
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