levonorgestrel

noun le·vo·nor·ges·trel \ ˌlē-və-nȯr-ˈje-strəl \

Definition of levonorgestrel

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

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Origin and Etymology of levonorgestrel

lev- + norgestrel, a progestin


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levonorgestrel

noun le·vo·nor·ges·trel \ ˌlē-və-nȯr-ˈjes-trəl \

medical Definition of levonorgestrel

:a synthetic progestin C21H28O2 that is used especially in birth control pills and contraceptive implants and that is the levorotatory form of norgestrel — see mirena, plan b, seasonale, seasonique

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