diethylstilbesterol

Definitions of diethylstilbesterol
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n synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy

Synonyms:
DES, stilbesterol
Type of:
nonsteroid, nonsteroidal
an organic compound that does no contain a steroid

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