Mestranol meaning

mĕs'trə-nôl', -nōl', -nŏl'
A synthetic estrogen, C21 H26 O2 , used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives.
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A synthetic estrogen, C21 H26 O2 , used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives.
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The 3-methyl ether of ethinylestradiol; the estrogen used in many of the first oral contraceptives.
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Origin of mestranol

  • m(ethyl) estra(trie)n(e) one of its constituents (estra- estrogenic hormone estradiol) (tri–) (–ene) –ol
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition