mifepristone

noun mi·fep·ris·tone \ ˌmi-fə-ˈpris-ˌtōn , mi-ˈfe-pri-ˌstōn \

Definition of mifepristone

:a drug C29H35NO2 taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy by blocking the body's use of progesterone called also RU-486

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Origin and Etymology of mifepristone

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary amino + fe- (alteration of phen-) + pri- (alteration of prop-) + estradiol + -one


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mifepristone

noun mi·fep·ris·tone \ ˌmi-fə-ˈpris-ˌtōn , mi-ˈfep-ri-ˌstōn \

medical Definition of mifepristone

:a drug C29H35NO2 taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy by blocking the body's use of progesterone called also RU-486

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