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administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood concentrations of glucose; it has been largely superseded by metformin.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.
[fi-nish-uh, -nee-shuh] /fɪˈnɪʃ ə, -ˈni ʃə/ noun 1. . [fi-nish-uh, -nee-shuh] /fɪˈnɪʃ ə, -ˈni ʃə/ noun 1. an ancient kingdom on the Mediterranean, in the region of modern Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. /fəˈnɪʃɪə; -ˈniː-/ noun 1. an ancient maritime country extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the Lebanon Mountains, now occupied by the coastal regions […]