[ dahy-eth-uh l-stil-bes-trawl, -trol ]
/ daɪˌɛθ əl stɪlˈbɛs trɔl, -trɒl /
a nonsteroidal synthetic estrogen, C18H20O2, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and in animal feeds for chemical caponization: formerly used during pregnancy for the prevention of miscarriage but discontinued owing to its association with an increased risk of vaginal and cervical cancers in women having had fetal exposure. Abbreviation: DES
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Also stil·bes·trol, stil·boes·trol [stil-bes-trawl] /stɪlˈbɛs trɔl/.
Words nearby diethylstilbestrol
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British Dictionary definitions for stilbestrol (1 of 2)
/ (stɪlˈbiːstrəl) /
another name for diethylstilbestrol
Word Origin for stilbestrol
C20: from stilbene + oestrus + -ol 1
British Dictionary definitions for stilbestrol (2 of 2)
/ (daɪˌɛθɪlstɪlˈbɛstrɒl, -ˌiːθaɪl-) /
a synthetic hormone with oestrogenic properties, used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Formula: OHC 6 H 4 CH:CHC 6 H 4 OHAlso called: stilbestrol, stilboestrol
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Medical definitions for stilbestrol (1 of 2)
[ stĭl-bĕs′trôl′, -trōl′ ]
Medical definitions for stilbestrol (2 of 2)
[ dī-ĕth′əl-stĭl-bēs′trôl, -trōl ]
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Scientific definitions for stilbestrol
[ dī-ĕth′əl-stĭl-bĕs′trôl′, -trōl′ ]
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