Hypothetical parent hydrocarbon of the (steroid) estrogenic compounds whose names begin with “estr-” (estradiol, estrone, estriol); conceived to establish a systematic nomenclature.

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es·trane (esґtrān) the 18-carbon tetracyclic hydrocarbon nucleus that is the parent structure of the estrogenic steroids; used for steroid hormone nomenclature.

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