noun. a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency.
Sentences with estrone
1. Noun, singular or mass
Estradiol, estriol and estrone, the three most important estrogens, are particularly important and have a direct influence on the reproductive system, points out the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Adipose tissue produces estrone, a hormone that supports the reproductive function.