follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

aminoglutethimide

[uh-mee-noh-gloo-teth-uh-mahyd, am-uh-noh-] /əˌmi noʊ gluˈtɛθ əˌmaɪd, ˌæm ə noʊ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a hormone antagonist, C 13 H 16 N 2 O 2 , used in the treatment of Cushing's syndrome and breast cancer.
Origin
apparently from selected and rearranged syllables of aminophenyl and ethylglutarimide, components of its full chemical name
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aminoglutethimide

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for amino

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends