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estradiol

[ es-truh-dahy-awl, -ol ]

noun

  1. Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C 18 H 24 O 2 , produced by the maturing Graafian follicle, that causes proliferation and thickening of the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium.
  2. 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.


estradiol

/ ˌɛstrəˈdaɪɒl; ˌiːstrə- /

noun

  1. the US spelling of oestradiol


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Word History and Origins

Origin of estradiol1

1930–35; estra- (combining form representing estrin ) + di- 1 + -ol 1
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Example Sentences

When they get older, some adolescents may begin taking gender-affirming hormones, such as testosterone or estradiol.

From TIme

In women, there did seem to be a link between low levels of testosterone and estradiol and low bone mineral density.

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