estrone

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noun es·trone \ˈes-ˌtrōn\

Definition of estrone

  1. :  a natural estrogenic hormone that is a ketone C18H22O2 found in the body chiefly as a metabolite of estradiol, that is also secreted especially by the ovaries, and that is used to treat various conditions (as ovarian failure and menopausal symptoms) relating to estrogen deficiency

Origin and Etymology of estrone

estrane


First Known Use: 1933


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estrone

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noun es·trone \ˈes-ˌtrōn\

Medical Definition of estrone

  1. :  a natural estrogenic hormone that is a ketone C18H22O2 found in the body chiefly as a metabolite of estradiol, is also secreted especially by the ovaries, and is used to treat various conditions (as ovarian failure and menopausal symptoms) relating to estrogen deficiency—see theelin

Variants of estrone

or chiefly British

oestrone

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