Definition of Metopirone in English:

Metopirone

(also metopirone)

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtə(ʊ)ˈpɪrəʊn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • The drug metyrapone. [A trademark in the United States.].

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Lancet. Perhaps from met- + -o- + pir- (in pyrid, with alteration of y to i) + -one, after the chemical name 2-methyl-1,2-di(pyrid-3-yl)propan-1-one.