biguanide

/ (baɪˈɡwɑːnaɪd) /

noun

any of a class of compounds some of which are used in the treatment of certain forms of diabetesSee also phenformin

Nearby words

  1. bigorexia,
  2. bigot,
  3. bigoted,
  4. bigotry,
  5. bigtha,
  6. bigwig,
  7. bihar,
  8. bihar and orissa,
  9. bihari,
  10. bihourly

Word Origin for biguanide

C19: from bi- 1 + guanidine + -ide

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