Meaning of allyloestrenol in English:

allyloestrenol

noun

(also allylestrenol)
Pharmacology
  • A synthetic progestogen, often used to preserve pregnancy in cases of threatened or habitual abortion.

    Chemical name: 17α-allylestr-4-en-17β-ol; C₂₁H₃₂O.

Pronunciation

allyloestrenol

/ˌalʌɪlˈiːstrənɒl/ /ˌalʌɪlˈɛstrənɒl/ /ˌalɪlˈiːstrənɒl/

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From allyl + oestr- + -en + -ol.