/ (fɛnˈfɔːmɪn) /
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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administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood concentrations of glucose; it has been largely superseded by metformin.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
Words nearby phenformin
phenethyl alcohol, phenetic, phenetics, phenetidine, phenetole, phenformin, phenix, Phenix City, phenmetrazine, pheno-, phenobarbital
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