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estrogenic

[es-truh-jen-ik] /ˌɛs trəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Biochemistry. promoting or producing estrus.
2.
of, pertaining to, or caused by estrogen.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; (def 1) estr(us) + -o- + -genic; (def 2) estrogen + -ic
Related forms
estrogenically, adverb
antiestrogenic, adjective
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  • It may be that older neurons do not benefit from an estrogenic environment in contrast to healthy neurons.
  • estrogenic activity and steroid hormones in swine wastewater processed through a lagoon constructed-wetland system.
estrogenic in Medicine

estrogenic es·tro·gen·ic (ěs'trə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Causing estrus in animals.

  2. Having an action similar to that of an estrogen.

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