estradiol

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From estra(ne) +‎ -diol.

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estradiol (countable and uncountable, plural estradiols)

  1. (biochemistry) A potent estrogenic hormone ((17)-estra-1,3,5-triene-3,17-diol) produced in the ovaries of all vertebrates; the synthetic compound is used medicinally to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer.

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