oestrogen

The generic term for a group of female sex hormones which control the development of sexual characteristics and control oestrus. AlteRNAtive spelling: estrogen.

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  • oestrogen — [ēs′trə gən, es′trə gən] n. Brit. var. of ESTROGEN * * * oes·tro·gen (ĕsʹtrə jən) n. Variant of estrogen. * * * …   Universalium

  • oestrogen — OESTROGÉN s.n. v. estrogen. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • oestrogen — (n.) see ESTROGEN (Cf. estrogen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oestrogen — (US estrogen) ► NOUN ▪ any of a group of steroid hormones which promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics of the body. ORIGIN from OESTRUS(Cf. ↑oestrus) …   English terms dictionary

  • oestrogen — [ēs′trə gən, es′trə gən] n. Brit. var. of ESTROGEN …   English World dictionary

  • oestrogen — [[t]i͟ːstrəʤ(ə)n, AM e̱ [/t]] N UNCOUNT Oestrogen is a hormone produced in the ovaries of female animals. Oestrogen controls the reproductive cycle and prepares the body for pregnancy. As ovulation gets nearer, oestrogen levels rise. (in AM and… …   English dictionary

  • oestrogen — SYN: estrogen. * * * n. one of a group of steroid hormones (including oestriol, oestrone, and oestradiol) that control female sexual development, promoting the growth and function of the female sex organs (see menstrual cycle) and female… …   Medical dictionary

  • oestrogen — n. one of a group of steroid hormones (including oestriol, oestrone, and oestradiol) that control female sexual development, promoting the growth and function of the female sex organs (see menstrual cycle) and female secondary sexual… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Oestrogen — Estrogene (standardsprachlich: Östrogene), auch Follikelhormone genannt, sind die wichtigsten weiblichen Sexualhormone aus der Klasse der Steroidhormone. Sie werden hauptsächlich in den Eierstöcken (Ovarien) in Follikel und Gelbkörper, zu einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oestrogen — (= estrogen (USA) ) A type of hormone that induces oestrus (‘heat’) in female animals. It controls changes in the uterus that precede ovulation, and is responsible for development of secondary sexual characteristics in pubescent girls. Some… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • oestrogen — oes|tro|gen n [U] BrE estrogen AmE [ˈi:strədʒən US ˈes ] a substance that is produced in a woman s ovaries that causes changes in her body and prepares it for having babies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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