barbital


bar·bi·tal

noun \ˈbär-bə-ˌtl\

Definition of BARBITAL

:  a crystalline barbiturate C8H12N2O3 used as a sedative and hypnotic often in the form of its soluble sodium salt

Origin of BARBITAL

barbituric + -al (as in Veronal, trademark for barbital)
First Known Use: 1919

bar·bi·tal

noun \ˈbär-bə-ˌtl, -ˌtal\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BARBITAL

: a crystalline barbiturate C8H12N2O3 formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic often in the form of its soluble sodium salt—see veronal

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