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norgestrel

[nawr-jes-truh l] /nɔrˈdʒɛs trəl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic progestin, C 2 1 H 2 8 O 2 , used in some oral contraceptives either alone or in combination with an estrogen.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; nor- + (pro)gest(ogen) + -rel, of uncertain derivation
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