- estrogen – a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics. wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
- estrogen – A group of hormones produced mainly in the ovaries that are necessary for female sexual development and reproductive functioning. www.nutros.com/nsr-05zzz.html
Plastic water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals.
These findings, which show for the first time that substances leaching out of plastic food packaging materials act as functional estrogens, are published in Springer’s journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.