Definition of EpiPen in English:

EpiPen

noun

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  • A hypodermic device that administers a dose of epinephrine, used for the emergency treatment of an acute allergic reaction.

    ‘for someone with an allergy an EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death’

Origin

1970s: from epi- (as in epinephrine) + pen (with reference to the shape and appearance of the device).

Pronunciation

EpiPen

/ˈɛpɪpɛn/