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secobarbital

noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ˌse-kō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtl\

Definition of SECOBARBITAL

:  a barbiturate C12H18N2O3 that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt as a hypnotic and sedative

Origin of SECOBARBITAL

from Seconal, a trademark + barbital
First Known Use: 1951

secobarbital

noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ˌsek-ō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SECOBARBITAL

:  a barbiturate that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt C12H17N2NaO3 as a hypnotic and sedative—called also quinalbarbitone; see seconal

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