phenformin

/ (fɛnˈfɔːmɪn) /

noun

a biguanide administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood concentrations of glucose; it has been largely superseded by metformin. Formula: C 10 H 15 N 5

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Word Origin for phenformin

C20: from phen (yl) + form (aldehyde) + -in
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