estriol

[es-tree-awl, -ol, -trahy-]
noun
1.
Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C 18 H 21 (OH) 3 , occurring in urine during pregnancy.
2.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from human placentas or the urine of pregnant women, used in conditions involving estrogen deficiency.

Origin:
1930–35; es(trin) + tri- + -ol1

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estriol (ˈɛstrɪˌɒl, ˈiːstrɪ-)
 
n
the usual US spelling of oestriol

oestriol or (US) estriol (ˈiːstrɪˌɒl, ˈɛstrɪ-)
 
n
a weak oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary: a synthetic form is used to treat oestrogen deficiency. Formula: C18H24O3
 
[C20: from oestrin + tri- + -ol1]
 
estriol or (US) estriol
 
n
 
[C20: from oestrin + tri- + -ol1]

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estriol es·tri·ol (ěs'trī-ôl', -ōl', ě-strī'-)
n.
A metabolite of estradiol and usually the predominant estrogenic metabolite found in the urine of pregnant women. Also called theelol.

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The other important but less powerful estrogens are estrone and estriol.
The other important, but less powerful, estrogens are estrone and estriol.
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