or pro·ges·ta·gen

[proh-jes-tuh-juh n]

noun Pharmacology.

Origin of progestogen

First recorded in 1940–45; pro-1 + gest(ation) + -o- + -gen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for progestogen


progestin (prəˈdʒɛstɪn)


any of a group of steroid hormones that have progesterone-like activity, used in oral contraceptives and in treating gynaecological disorders

Word Origin for progestogen

C20: from progest (erone) + -o- + -gen
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progestogen in Medicine




Any of various substances having progestational effects; a progestin.
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