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oestradiol

US estradiol

/ (ˌiːstrəˈdaɪɒl, ˌɛstrə-) /
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noun

the most potent oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary: synthesized and used to treat oestrogen deficiency and cancer of the breast. Formula: C 18 H 24 O 2

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Word Origin for oestradiol

C20: from New Latin, from oestrin + di- 1 + -ol 1
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