aromatization

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aromatization

[ə‚rō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Conversion of any nonaromatic hydrocarbon structure to aromatic hydrocarbon, particularly petroleum.
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These debilitated men were given testosterone in a way that is more likely to aromatize through the skin into estrogen.
Essential oils may also be added to aromatize the room where desired.
From the mid 1950's to 1960's GF spent a good deal of time and money on learning to "aromatize" their instant coffee powders.
Some men will aromatize (or convert) testosterone into estrogen, which necessitates the use of a drug like Arimidex[R] or nutrient-lifestyle changes to inhibit excess aromatase activity.
Anabolic steroids or excessive intake of testosterone aromatize into estrogen and may increase a man's estrogen level by 200%, which will result in stunted growth and shorter stature.
Foetus is rarely affected because placenta aromatizes the excess androgens into estrogen.