norgestrel

[nawr-jes-truh l]

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic progestin, C21H28O2, used in some oral contraceptives either alone or in combination with an estrogen.

Origin of norgestrel

1965–70; nor- + (pro)gest(ogen) + -rel, of uncertain derivation
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