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Allen-Doisy unit

Pronunciation: al'en-dwah'se

Definition: the quantity of estrogen capable of producing in a spayed mouse a characteristic change in the vaginal epithelium, namely, disappearance of leukocytes and appearance of cornified cells, as determined by a vaginal smear; equal approximately to one half of an estrone unit.

Synonym(s): mouse unit

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