oestradiol

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oestradiol or (US) estradiol (ˌiːstrəˈdaɪɒl, ˌɛstrə-)
 
n
the most potent oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary: synthesized and used to treat oestrogen deficiency and cancer of the breast. Formula: C18H24O2
 
[C20: from New Latin, from oestrin + di-1 + -ol1]
 
estradiol or (US) estradiol
 
n
 
[C20: from New Latin, from oestrin + di-1 + -ol1]

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oestradiol

noun
the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer [syn: estradiol
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