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[proh-je-stey-shuh-nl] /ˌproʊ dʒɛˈsteɪ ʃə nl/
adjective, Medicine/Medical.
prepared for pregnancy, as the lining of the uterus prior to menstruation or in the early stages of gestation itself; progravid.
of, noting, or characteristic of the action of progesterone; inducing a progravid state.
Origin of progestational
1920-25; pro-1 + gestational Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for progestational


adjective (physiol)
of or relating to the phase of the menstrual cycle, lasting approximately 14 days, during which the uterus is prepared for pregnancy by the secretion of progesterone from the corpus luteum
preceding gestation; before pregnancy
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progestational in Medicine

progestational pro·ges·ta·tion·al (prō'jěs-tā'shə-nəl)

  1. Of or relating to the phase of the menstrual cycle immediately following ovulation, characterized by secretion of progesterone.

  2. Of or relating to progesterone and its actions.

  3. Having actions similar to progesterone. Used of a drug.

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