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

Derived forms: oestrones

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

Encyclopedia: Oestrone