What does estrogen mean?

Definitions for estrogenˈɛs trə dʒən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. estrogen, oestrogen(noun)

    a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics


  1. estrogen(Noun)

    Any of a group of steroids that are secreted by the ovaries and function as female sex hormones.


  1. Estrogen

    Estrogens or Oestrogens, are a group of compounds named for their importance in both menstrual and estrous reproductive cycles. They are the primary female sex hormones. Natural estrogens are steroid hormones, while some synthetic ones are non-steroidal. The name comes from the Greek οἶστρος, literally meaning "gadfly" but figuratively sexual passion or desire, and the suffix -gen, meaning "producer of". Estrogens are synthesized in all vertebrates as well as some insects. Their presence in both vertebrates and insects suggests that estrogenic sex hormones have an ancient evolutionary history. Estrogens are used as part of some oral contraceptives, in estrogen replacement therapy for postmenopausal women, and in hormone replacement therapy for trans women. Like all steroid hormones, estrogens readily diffuse across the cell membrane. Once inside the cell, they bind to and activate estrogen receptors which in turn modulate the expression of many genes. Additionally, estrogens have been shown to activate a G protein-coupled receptor, GPR30.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estrogen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estrogen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alyssa Dweck:

    It can also be the result of the normal drop in estrogen levels after childbirth, during breastfeeding, or as you approach perimenopause and menopause.

  2. Charles DeCarli:

    It's not just estrogen, there's progesterone, luteinizing hormone, blood volume, let me tell you, women are different from men, men may never achieve the same level of memory performance because their brains are developing differently from the beginning.

  3. Robert Kotloff:

    Women with LAM who become pregnant often experience an acute worsening of their disease, and women who take estrogen therapeutically in birth control pills or in the past with hormonal supplementation for menopausal women, we saw LAM would accelerate in [those groups].

  4. Laura Vandenberg:

    One major risk factor for breast cancer is lifetime exposure to estrogen, dDT and DDT metabolites – breakdown products produced in our body after DDT exposures – can add up with the estrogen produced by our bodies, as well as other synthetic estrogens in our environment, to contribute to risk.

  5. Michael Hirt:

    Certain foods can lower testosterone levels, the foods that are most likely to do so include cheese… chocolate, and alcohol. These foods lower testosterone by increasing the activity of an enzyme, aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen. The overall effect ofincreased aromatase activityis lower testosterone levels and higher estrogen levels.

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