Definition of estradiol in English:

estradiol

(British oestradiol)

Pronunciation /ˌestrəˈdīôl//-ˌäl/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A major estrogen produced in the ovaries.

    • ‘There were increases in blood levels of the estrogens, estradiol and estrone, and a reduction of the protective HDL cholesterol.’
    • ‘Steroid hormones such as progesterone, testosterone, and estradiol are derived from cholesterol, a major constituent of biomembranes.’
    • ‘Even though the ovaries cease producing estradiol, estriol continues to be made by the adrenal glands and in fat cells.’
    • ‘The primary estrogen secreted by the ovary is estradiol, whereas that of the placenta is estriol.’
    • ‘Natural estrogen can also easily be divided into the three types of estrogen: estradiol, estrone, and estriol.’

Origin

1930s: from estrus + di- + -ol.

Pronunciation

estradiol

/ˌestrəˈdīôl//-ˌäl/