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paracetamol

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noun para·cet·a·mol \ˌpa-rə-ˈsē-tə-ˌmȯl\

Definition of paracetamol

British

  1. :  acetaminophen



Origin of paracetamol

1para- + acetyl + amino + phenol


First Known Use: 1957


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paracetamol

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noun para·cet·a·mol \ˌpar-ə-ˈsēt-ə-ˌmȯl\

Medical Definition of paracetamol

  1. British :  acetaminophen




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