minipill

noun mini·pill \ ˈmi-nē-ˌpil \
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

Definition of minipill

: a birth control pill that contains a very low dose of progesterone but no estrogen, is taken daily, and is intended to minimize side effects

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First Known Use of minipill

1968


Medical Dictionary

minipill

noun mini·pill \ ˈmin-ē-ˌpil \

medical Definition of minipill

: a birth control pill that is intended to minimize side effects, contains a very low dose of a progestogen and especially norethindrone but no estrogen, and is taken daily

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