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mestranol

[mes-truh-nawl, -nol] /ˈmɛs trəˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an estrogen, C 2 1 H 2 6 O 2 , used in oral contraceptives in combination with a progestin.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; contraction and rearrangement of methoxy- and ethynylestradiol, components of the chemical name
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mestranol

/ˈmɛstrəˌnɒl; -ˌnəʊl/
noun
1.
a synthetic oestrogen used in combination with progestogens as an oral contraceptive. Formula: C21H26O2
Word Origin
C20: from m(ethyl) + (o)estr(ogen) + (pregn)an(e) (C21H36) + -ol
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mestranol in Medicine

mestranol mes·tra·nol (měs'trə-nôl', -nōl')
n.
A synthetic estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptive preparations.

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