Antifebrin

noun

An·​ti·​fe·​brin
-fe-
medical
: a preparation of acetanilide
formerly a U.S. registered trademark

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Antifebrin, from anti- anti- entry 1 + Latin febris "fever" + German -in -in entry 1

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Antifebrin was in 1886

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“Antifebrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antifebrin. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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