Definition of oestriol in English:

oestriol

Line breaks: oes|triol
Pronunciation: /ˈiːstrɪɒl
 
, ˈɛstrɪɒl/
(US estriol)

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An oestrogen which is one of the metabolic products of oestradiol.
    More example sentences
    • The prominent estrogens in women are estradiol, estrone and estriol.
    • Even though the ovaries cease producing estradiol, estriol continues to be made by the adrenal glands and in fat cells.
    • Fetal cortisol and estriol were measured in the umbilical vein plasma at delivery.

Origin

1930s: from oestrane (the parent molecule of most oestrogens) + tri- + -ol.

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