from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An oral antidiabetic agent, C4H11N5, that decreases glucose production by the liver and lowers plasma glucose levels.
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- n. A popular oral drug for the treatment of diabetes, having the chemical formula C4H11N5
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- n. an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
Probably met(hyl) + form(ic acid) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)