diethylstilbestrol diethylstilbestrol


  • (n) a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry


  1. Folley causes virgin goats to develop udders and commence giving milk by treating them with the synthetic hormones diethylstilbestrol and hexestrol.
  2. Beginning in 1946, pregnant women with histories of spontaneous abortions were frequently treated with diethylstilbestrol, an artificial hormone.
  3. The cancer showed up not in the women who had used diethylstilbestrol, or DES, but in their daughterssome 15 or 20 years after birth.
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