levonorgestrel


le·vo·nor·ges·trel

noun \ˌlē-və-nr-ˈjes-trəl\

Definition of LEVONORGESTREL

:  the levorotatory form of a synthetic progestin C21H28O2 used especially in oral contraceptives

Origin of LEVONORGESTREL

lev- + norgestrel, a progestin
First Known Use: 1977

le·vo·nor·ges·trel

noun \ˌlē-və-nr-ˈjes-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEVONORGESTREL

: the levorotatory form of norgestrel used in birth control pills and contraceptive implants—see norplant

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