progestogen

noun
pro·ges·to·gen | \prō-ˈje-stə-jən \

Definition of progestogen 

: a naturally occurring or synthetic progestational steroid

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progestogenic \prō-ˌje-stə-ˈje-nik \ adjective

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For Thornton’s lab, this means the estrogen receptor and a related receptor that handles other steroid hormones like androgens, progestogens, and corticosteroids. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Evolution on steroids: Chance ruled in building an estrogen receptor," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of progestogen

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for progestogen

progestational + -ogen (as in estrogen)

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The first known use of progestogen was circa 1941

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progestogen

noun
pro·ges·to·gen
variants: also progestagen \-ˈjes-tə-jən \

Medical Definition of progestogen 

: a naturally occurring or synthetic progestational steroid

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