progesterone

noun pro·ges·ter·one \ prō-ˈje-stə-ˌrōn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of progesterone

: a female steroid sex hormone C21H30O2 that is secreted by the corpus luteum to prepare the endometrium for implantation and later by the placenta during pregnancy to prevent rejection of the developing embryo or fetus; also : a synthetic steroid resembling progesterone in action

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Origin and Etymology of progesterone

progestin + -sterone


PROGESTERONE Defined for English Language Learners

progesterone

noun

Definition of progesterone for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance (called a hormone) that occurs naturally in women and female animals


Medical Dictionary

progesterone

noun pro·ges·ter·one \ prō-ˈjes-tə-ˌrōn \

medical Definition of progesterone

: a female steroid sex hormone C21H30O2 that is secreted by the corpus luteum to prepare the endometrium for implantation and later by the placenta during pregnancy to prevent rejection of the developing embryo or fetus; also : a synthetic steroid resembling progesterone in action


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