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estradiol

[es-truh-dahy-awl, -ol] /ˌɛs trəˈdaɪ ɔl, -ɒl/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C 18 H 24 O 2 , produced by the maturing Graafian follicle, that causes proliferation and thickening of the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium.
2.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the urine of pregnant humans and mares or synthesized, used in the treatment of estrogen deficiency and certain menopausal and postmenopausal conditions.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; estra- (combining form representing estrin) + di-1 + -ol1
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  • estradiol is the hormone that increases through the first half of the cycle and peaks at ovulation.
British Dictionary definitions for estradiol

estradiol

/ˌɛstrəˈdaɪɒl; ˌiːstrə-/
noun
1.
the US spelling of oestradiol

oestradiol

/ˌiːstrəˈdaɪɒl; ˌɛstrə-/
noun
1.
the most potent oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary: synthesized and used to treat oestrogen deficiency and cancer of the breast. Formula: C18H24O2
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from oestrin + di-1 + -ol1
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estradiol in Medicine

estradiol es·tra·di·ol (ěs'trə-dī'ôl', -ōl')
n.
The most potent naturally occurring estrogen.

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