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Noun: estrone  'e,strown
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: oestrone)
  1. A naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
    - oestrone [Brit], theelin, Estronol

Derived forms: estrones

Type of: estrogen [N. Amer], ketosteroid, oestrogen [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Estrone, 3-sulfo