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oestrogen

/ˈiːstrədʒən; ˈɛstrə-/
noun
1.
any of several steroid hormones, that are secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta, that induce oestrus, stimulate changes in the female reproductive organs during the oestrous cycle, and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics
Derived Forms
oestrogenic (ˌiːstrəˈdʒɛnɪk; ˌɛstrə-), (US) estrogenic (ˌɛstrəˈdʒɛnɪk; ˌiːstrə-) adjective
oestrogenically, (US) estrogenically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from oestrus + -gen
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n.

see estrogen.

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oestrogen in Medicine

oestrogen oes·tro·gen (ěs'trə-jən)
n.
Variant of estrogen.

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