[ nuh-prok-suhn ]

  1. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C14H14O3, used chiefly in the management of certain types of arthritis and as a painkiller.

Origin of naproxen

By shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names

Words Nearby naproxen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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