progestogen

progestogen

[proh-jes-tuh-juhn]
noun Pharmacology.
Also, progestagen.


Origin:
1940–45; pro-1 + gest(ation) + -o- + -gen

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progestogen or progestin (prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən, prəˈdʒɛstɪn)
 
n
any of a group of steroid hormones that have progesterone-like activity, used in oral contraceptives and in treating gynaecological disorders
 
[C20: from progest(erone) + -o- + -gen]
 
progestin or progestin
 
n
 
[C20: from progest(erone) + -o- + -gen]

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progestogen pro·ges·to·gen (prō-jěs'tə-jən)
n.
Any of various substances having progestational effects; a progestin.

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