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methaqualone

methaqualone

noun meth·aqua·lone \me-ˈtha-kwə-ˌlōn\

Definition of METHAQUALONE

:  a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming — compare quaalude

Origin of METHAQUALONE

meth- + -a- (of unknown origin) + quinoline + azole + -one
First Known Use: 1961

methaqualone

noun meth·aqua·lone \me-ˈthak-wə-ˌlōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHAQUALONE

:  a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming—see quaalude

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