/fɛnˈfɔːmɪn/ noun 1. a biguanide administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood concentrations of glucose; it has been largely superseded by metformin. Formula: C10H15N5
noun a fear of sunlight, daylight Word Origin Greek phengos ‘daylight’
- Phenic acid
phenic acid phe·nic acid (fē’nĭk, fěn’ĭk) n. See phenol.
properly Phoenix a palm-tree (as in the R.V.), a town with a harbour on the southern side of Crete (Acts 27:12), west of the Fair Havens. It is now called Lutro.