stilbestrol

noun

stil·​bes·​trol stil-ˈbe-ˌstrȯl How to pronounce stilbestrol (audio) -ˌtrōl How to pronounce stilbestrol (audio)

Word History

Etymology

stilbene + estrus + -ol entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stilbestrol was circa 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Stilbestrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilbestrol. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

stilbestrol

noun
stil·​bes·​trol stil-ˈbes-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce stilbestrol (audio) -ˌtrōl How to pronounce stilbestrol (audio)
variants or chiefly British stilboestrol
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