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n. Abbr. DES
A nonsteroidal synthetic drug, C18H20O2, having estrogenic properties and used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Before 1971 it was prescribed to prevent miscarriage and to treat menstrual disorders but was found to cause vaginal cancer and other reproductive abnormalities in the daughters of pregnant women so treated.
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diethylstilbestrol(daɪˌɛθɪlstɪlˈbɛstrɒl; -ˌiːθaɪl-) or
(Biochemistry) a synthetic hormone with oestrogenic properties, used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Formula: OHC6H4CH:CHC6H4OH. Also called: stilbestrol or stilboestrol
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di•eth•yl•stil•bes•trol(daɪˌɛθ əl stɪlˈbɛs trɔl, -trɒl)
a synthetic estrogen, C18H20O2, found to be carcinogenic to offspring when used to support pregnancy and now restricted in use. Abbr.: DES
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