estradiol

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Chemical structure of estradiol
 
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From estra(triene) +‎ diol.

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estradiol (countable and uncountable, plural estradiols)

  1. (American spelling, biochemistry, pharmacology) A natural estrogenic hormone that is a phenolic alcohol estra-1,3,5-triene-3,17-diol (C18H24O2) secreted chiefly by the ovaries of all vertebrates, that is a major and the most potent of the naturally occurring estrogens; the semisynthetic esterified compound is used medicinally to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer.

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From French oestradiol.

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estradiol m (plural estradioli)

  1. estradiol

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estradiol m (plural estradioles)

  1. estradiol