1. [ noun ] (biology,anatomy,medicine,biochemistry,pharmacology) a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
Synonyms: diethylstilbestrol stilboestrol stilbestrol diethylstilboestrol
Related terms: estrogen
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Synonyms: stilbesterol diethylstilbesterol
Related terms: nonsteroid
Similar spelling:   Dews