from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic nonsteroidal substance, C18H20O2, having estrogenic properties and used in the treatment of prostatic cancer. It was once used to treat menstrual disorders and to prevent miscarriage but is no longer prescribed for these cases because of the occurrence of reproductive abnormalities and cancers in the offspring of women so treated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An orally-active synthetic nonsteroidal oestrogen, first synthesized in 1938 and withdrawn in the 1970s on being identified as a teratogen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
Sorry, no etymologies found.