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 (stĭl-bĕs′trôl′, -trōl′)

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(stɪlˈbiːstrəl) or


(Biochemistry) another name for diethylstilbestrol
[C20: from stilbene + oestrus + -ol1]
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(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
[1935–40; di-1 + ethyl + stilbestrol (stilb(ene) + estr(us) + -ol1)]
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Noun1.stilbestrol - a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
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References in periodicals archive ?
Association of maternal stilbestrol therapy with tumor appearance in young women.
Effect of stilbestrol and pelleting at two concentrate to roughage ratios on the performance and carcass quality of fattening lambs.
Otulakowski, "Effects of melatonin, testosterone and the two hormones administered in parallel an ventral prostate of the rat treated with stilbestrol in the first day of life," Histology and Histopathology, vol.
High oestrogen and progesterone levels have been implicated in causing melasma, use of oral contraceptives, diethyl stilbestrol administration and hormonal replacement therapy in postmenopausal women (23).
(93) Karl John Kamaky, The Use of Stilbestrol for the Treatment of Threatened and Habitual Abortion and Premature Labor." A Preliminary Report, 35 S.
In his report he reached at an intriguing conclusion: "endometriosis is not stimulated to grow by large continuous doses of stilbestrol, but small doses of stilbestrol may stimulate it".