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aromatization

[ə‚rō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Conversion of any nonaromatic hydrocarbon structure to aromatic hydrocarbon, particularly petroleum.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These debilitated men were given testosterone in a way that is more likely to aromatize through the skin into estrogen.
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.