[ mif-uh-pris-tohn ]
/ ˌmɪf əˈprɪs toʊn /
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an antigestational drug, C29H35NO2, that prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall by blocking the action of progesterone.
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Origin of mifepristone
1985–90; probably alteration of (a)mi(no)phe(nol) + pr(opyl) + est(radiol) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for mifepristone
/ (mɪˈfɛprɪˌstəʊn) /
an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C 29 H 35 NO 2
Word Origin for mifepristone
C20: from a mi no phe nol + pr opyne + oest radiol + -one
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Medical definitions for mifepristone
[ mĭ-fĕp′rĭ-stōn ]
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