Definitions for: Des


[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
[n] a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry



Synonyms: diethylstilbesterol, diethylstilbestrol, diethylstilboestrol, stilbesterol, stilbestrol, stilboestrol

See Also: estrogen, nonsteroid, nonsteroidal, oestrogen

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