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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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