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diethylstilbestrol

or di路eth路yl路stil路boes路trol

[ dahy-eth-uhl-stil-bes-trawl, -trol ]
/ da瑟藢蓻胃 蓹l st瑟l藞b蓻s tr蓴l, -tr蓲l /
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noun Pharmacology.
a nonsteroidal synthetic estrogen, C18H20O2, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and for chemical castration: formerly used during pregnancy for the prevention of miscarriage but discontinued owing to its association with an increased risk of vaginal and cervical cancers.Abbreviation: DES
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Also stil路bes路trol, stil路boes路trol [stil-bes-trawl] /st瑟l藞b蓻s tr蓴l/ .

Origin of diethylstilbestrol

First recorded in 1935鈥40; di-1 + ethyl + stilbestrol, equivalent to stilb(ene), estr(us), -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for diethylstilbestrol

diethylstilbestrol

diethylstilboestrol

/ (da瑟藢蓻胃瑟lst瑟l藞b蓻str蓲l, -藢i藧胃a瑟l-) /

noun
a synthetic hormone with oestrogenic properties, used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Formula: OHC 6 H 4 CH:CHC 6 H 4 OHAlso called: stilbestrol, stilboestrol
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Scientific definitions for diethylstilbestrol

diethylstilbestrol
[ d墨-臅th鈥采檒-st沫l-b臅str么l鈥, -tr艒l鈥 ]

See DES.
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