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estrogen Explained

estrogen at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


estrogen at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

coined 1927 from estrus + -gen "producing." ///

estrogen at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the usual American spelling of oestrogen//

estrogen at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Organic compound, any of a class of sex hormones that primarily influence the female reproductive system's development, maturation, and function. The three major estrogens--estradiol, estrone, and estriol--are produced mainly by the ovaries and placenta; the adrenal glands and the testes secrete smaller amounts. Estrogens affect the ovaries, vagina, fallopian tubes, uterus, and mammary glands and play crucial roles in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and parturition. They also influence the structural differences between female and male bodies. In experimental animals, loss of estrogens diminishes mating desires and other behavioral patterns.

estrogen at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


estrogen at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


estrogen at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are
secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female
sexual characteristics [syn: {oestrogen}]

estrogen at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* oestrogen Inter: qualifier » UK
  • œstrogen Inter: qualifier » UK


    From Inter: suffix » estrus|gen|t2=a producer of|lang=en


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: steroid hormon » e Any of a group of Inter: l » en|steroids that are Inter: l » en|secreted by the Inter: l » en|ovaries and Inter: l » en|function as Inter: l » en|female Inter: l » en|sex Inter: l » en|hormones.


    Inter: trans-top » estrogen
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: 雌激素 (cíjīsù)
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|oestrogeno
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|estrogeeni
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|œstrogène|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Östrogen|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ösztrogén
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|éastraigin|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|estrogeno|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эстроген|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|estrógeno|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|östrogen|n

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:American English forms -
    Translation: ar » estrogen
    Translation: cs » estrogen
    Translation: et » estrogen
    Translation: eu » estrogen
    Translation: fr » estrogen
    Translation: ko » estrogen
    Translation: io » estrogen
    Translation: id » estrogen
    Translation: hu » estrogen
    Translation: pl » estrogen
    Translation: ru » estrogen
    Translation: fi » estrogen
    Translation: ta » estrogen
    Translation: zh » estrogen