minipill

[ min-ee-pil ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌpɪl /

noun Pharmacology.

an oral birth control pill that contains only a progestin and is to be taken daily without monthly cessation.

Nearby words

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  2. minion,
  3. minion of the law,
  4. minipark,
  5. minipig,
  6. minirecorder,
  7. minischool,
  8. miniscule,
  9. miniseries,
  10. minish

Origin of minipill

First recorded in 1965–70; mini- + pill1

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British Dictionary definitions for minipill

minipill

/ (ˈmɪnɪˌpɪl) /

noun

a low-dose oral contraceptive containing a progestogen only
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