Meaning of zeranol in English:

zeranol

Pronunciation /ˈzɪərənɒl/

noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic oestrogen used as a growth promoter in livestock.

    Zeranol is a lactone of resorcylic acid. Formula: C₁₈H₂₆O₅.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal Animal Science. Shortened from zearalanol.