estrone

noun
es·​trone | \ˈe-ˌstrōn \

Definition of estrone 

: 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 (such as ovarian failure and menopausal symptoms) relating to estrogen deficiency

First Known Use of estrone

1933, in the meaning defined above

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estrone

noun
es·​trone | \ˈes-ˌtrōn \
variants: or chiefly British oestrone \ˈē-​ˌstrōn \

Medical Definition of estrone 

: 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

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