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estradiol

[ es-truh-dahy-awl, -ol ]
/ ˌɛs trəˈdaɪ ɔl, -ɒl /
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noun

Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C18H24O2, produced by the maturing Graafian follicle, that causes proliferation and thickening of the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the urine of pregnant humans and mares or synthesized, used in the treatment of estrogen deficiency and certain menopausal and postmenopausal conditions.

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Origin of estradiol

1930–35; estra- (combining form representing estrin) + di-1 + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for estradiol

estradiol
/ (ˌɛstrəˈdaɪɒl, ˌiːstrə-) /

noun

the US spelling of oestradiol
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Medical definitions for estradiol

estradiol
[ ĕs′trə-dīôl′, -ōl′ ]

n.

The most potent naturally occurring estrogen.
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