Definition of medroxyprogesterone in English:

medroxyprogesterone

Pronunciation /mɛˌdrɒksɪprəˈdʒɛstərəʊn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • More fully "medroxyprogesterone acetate". A synthetic progestogen, typically used to treat menstrual and reproductive disorders or as a contraceptive; 6-α-methyl-3,20-dioxopregn-4-en-17α-yl acetate, C ₂₄ H ₃₄ O ₄.

Origin

1960s. From me- + -droxy- (in hydroxy-) + progesterone.