Progestin Definition

prō-jĕstĭn
progestins
noun
progestins
Any of various natural or synthetic steroidal hormones, as progesterone, that cause progestational activity, used in birth control pills, in hormone therapy, etc.
Webster's New World
A crude hormone of the corpus luteum from which progesterone can be isolated in pure form. No longer in scientific use.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
progestogen

Other Word Forms of Progestin

Noun

Singular:
progestin
Plural:
progestins

Origin of Progestin

  • pro– gest(ation) –in

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

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