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progestogen

or pro·ges·ta·gen

[ proh-jes-tuh-juhn ]

noun

, Pharmacology.


progestogen

/ prəˈdʒɛstɪn; prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of progestogen1

First recorded in 1940–45; pro- 1 + gest(ation) + -o- + -gen
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Word History and Origins

Origin of progestogen1

C20: from progest ( erone ) + -o- + -gen

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