estradiol[es′trə dī′ôl′, -ōl′]
a female sex hormone, CHO, used in correcting female hormone deficiency and in the treatment of cancers in males and females
Origin of estradiolestr(one) + -a- + di- + -ol
An estrogenic hormone, C18H24O2, that is produced by the ovaries and is the dominant naturally occurring estrogen in women between puberty and menopause. It is used to treat menopausal symptoms and other conditions.
Origin of estradiolestra-, estrogenic hormone (from estrus) + di–1 + –ol1.
From estra(ne) + -diol.