Definition of diethylstilbestrol in English:


Syllabification: di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol
Pronunciation: /dīˌeTHəlstilˈbestrôl


  • another term for stilbestrol.
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    • Farmers have given the synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol to cattle, effectively chemically castrating male animals.
    • They were compared with diethylstilboestrol, a steroidal oestrogen, as a positive control.
    • In the 1940s and 1950s, another estrogen, diethylstilbestrol, was widely given to Western women early in their pregnancies in a misguided attempt to prevent miscarriage.

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