Definition of biguanide in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈɡwɑːnʌɪd/


[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline compound with basic properties, made by condensation of two guanidine molecules.
  • Chemical formula: NH(C(NH)(NH2))2.
Example sentences
  • Phenformin, another biguanide, was withdrawn from the market after a rate of 40 to 64 cases of lactic acidosis per 100,000 patient-years was reported.
  • Metformin is the most common type of biguanide. c.
  • Metformin, the only biguanide currently available in the United States, can be used alone or in combination with sulfonylureas.

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