Medical Dictionary

phenformin

noun phen·for·min \ fen-ˈfȯr-mən \

medical Definition of phenformin

:a biguanide C10H15N5 formerly used to treat diabetes but now withdrawn from use because of its link to life-threatening lactic acidosis

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phenformin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!