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progestogen

or pro·ges·ta·gen

[ proh-jes-tuh-juhn ]
/ proʊˈdʒɛs tə dʒən /
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noun Pharmacology.
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Origin of progestogen

First recorded in 1940–45; pro-1 + gest(ation) + -o- + -gen
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British Dictionary definitions for progestogen

progestogen

progestin (prəˈdʒɛstɪn)

/ (prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for progestogen

progestogen
[ prō-jĕstə-jən ]

n.
Any of various substances having progestational effects; a progestin.
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