Estrogen etymology


English word estrogen comes from English estrus ((American spelling).), English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.)

Etymology of estrogen

Detailed word origin of estrogen

Dictionary entry Language Definition
estrus English (en) (American spelling).
-gen English (en) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
estrogen English (en) (steroid hormone) Any of a group of steroids that are secreted by the ovaries and function as female sex hormones.

Words with the same origin as estrogen

Descendants of -gen

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