Progesterone Definition

prō-jĕstə-rōn
noun
A steroidal hormone, C21H30O2, secreted by the corpus luteum or prepared synthetically, active in preparing the uterus for the reception and development of the fertilized ovum and the mammary glands for milk secretion.
Webster's New World
A drug prepared from natural or synthetic progesterone, used in the prevention of miscarriage, in the treatment of menstrual disorders, and as a constituent of some oral contraceptives.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
Lipo-Lutin

Other Word Forms of Progesterone

Noun

Singular:
progesterone
Plural:
progesterones

Origin of Progesterone

  • pro– gest(ation) (st)er(ol) –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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