mestranol

noun

mes·​tra·​nol ˈme-strə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce mestranol (audio)
-ˌnōl
: a synthetic estrogen C21H26O2 used in oral contraceptives

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mestranol was in 1962

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“Mestranol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mestranol. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

mestranol

noun
mes·​tra·​nol ˈmes-trə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce mestranol (audio) -ˌnōl How to pronounce mestranol (audio)
: a synthetic estrogen C21H26O2 used in birth control pills see enovid, ortho-novum

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