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oestrone

US estrone

/ (ˈiːstrəʊn, ˈɛstrəʊn) /
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noun
a weak oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary and having the same medical uses as oestradiol. Formula: C 18 H 22 O 2
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Word Origin for oestrone

C20: from oestr (us) + -one
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