Definition of diethylstilbestrol in English:

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diethylstilbestrol

Pronunciation: /dīˌeTHəlstilˈbestrôl/

noun

Another term for stilbestrol.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol

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