how to pronounce progesterone


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progesterone is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of progesterone in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… like progesterone and testosterone and …”

meanings of progesterone


  1. A steroid hormone, secreted by the ovaries, whose function is to prepare the uterus for the implantation of a fertilized ovum and to maintain pregnancy.
  2. A synthetic version of the compound, used in contraceptive pills and other pharmaceutical products.

progesterone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word progesterone occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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