[ es-tree-awl, -ol, -trahy- ]
/ ˈɛs triˌɔl, -ˌɒl, -traɪ- /
Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C18H21(OH)3, occurring in urine during pregnancy.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from human placentas or the urine of pregnant women, used in conditions involving estrogen deficiency.
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British Dictionary definitions for estriol
/ (ˈɛstrɪˌɒl, ˈiːstrɪ-) /
the usual US spelling of oestriol
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Medical definitions for estriol
[ ĕs′trī-ôl′, -ōl′, ĕ-strī′- ]
A metabolite of estradiol and usually the predominant estrogenic metabolite found in the urine of pregnant women.theelol
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