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Definitions and Synonyms of oestrogen | Another word for oestrogen | What is oestrogen?

Definition 1: a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for oestrogen in the sense of this definition

(oestrogen is a kind of ...) any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) a naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is used to treat estrogen deficiency

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy

(... is a kind of oestrogen ) a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives

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