oestrogen Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “oestrogen” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [U] UK ( US estrogen)
/ˈiːstrəʊdʒən/ US  /ˈestrədʒən/
a chemical substance in a woman's body that prepares her eggs for fertilization (= joining with the male seed to make a baby) BiochemistryAnimal reproduction
Translations of “oestrogen”
in Spanish estrógeno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雌激素…
in Russian эстроген…
in Turkish östrojen hormonu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雌激素…
in Polish estrogen…
(Definition of oestrogen from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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