[es-truh-dahy-awl, -ol] /ˌɛs trəˈdaɪ ɔl, -ɒl/

Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C 18 H 24 O 2 , produced by the maturing Graafian follicle, that causes proliferation and thickening of the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the urine of pregnant humans and mares or synthesized, used in the treatment of estrogen deficiency and certain menopausal and postmenopausal conditions.
/ˌɛstrəˈdaɪɒl; ˌiːstrə-/
the US spelling of oestradiol

estradiol es·tra·di·ol (ěs’trə-dī’ôl’, -ōl’)
The most potent naturally occurring estrogen.


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