mestranol

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noun mes·tra·nol \ˈmes-trə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of mestranol

  1. :  a synthetic estrogen C21H26O2 used in oral contraceptives

Origin and Etymology of mestranol

meth- + estrogen + pregnane (C21H36) + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1962


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mestranol

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noun mes·tra·nol \ˈmes-trə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of mestranol

  1. :  a synthetic estrogen C21H26O2 used in birth control pills—see enovid, ortho-novum


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