mestranol

noun
mes·​tra·​nol | \ ˈme-strə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce mestranol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of mestranol

: a synthetic estrogen C21H26O2 used in oral contraceptives

First Known Use of mestranol

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mestranol

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

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“Mestranol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mestranol. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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mestranol

noun
mes·​tra·​nol | \ ˈmes-trə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce mestranol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce mestranol (audio) \

Medical Definition of mestranol

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

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