Medical Definition of Coumestrol
3,9-dihydroxy-6h-benzofuro(3,2-c)(1)benzopyran-6-one. A coumarin derivative occurring naturally in forage crops which has oestrogenic activity.
Pharmacological action: oestrogens, non-steroidal.
Chemical name: 6H-Benzofuro(3,2-c)(1)benzopyran-6-one, 3,9-dihydroxy-
(12 Dec 1998)
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