acetanilide

noun ac·et·an·i·lide \ ˌa-sə-ˈta-nə-ˌlīd , -ləd \
variants: or acetanilid
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acetanilide

: a white crystalline compound C8H9NO that is derived from aniline and acetic acid and is used especially to relieve pain or fever

Origin and Etymology of acetanilide

borrowed from French acétanilide, from acét- acet- + anilide "an amide in which hydrogen of the amido group is replaced by phenyl," borrowed from French, from aniline aniline + -ide (in amide amide)


Medical Dictionary

acetanilide

noun ac·et·an·i·lide
variants: or acetanilid play \ˌas-ə-ˈtan-ᵊl-ˌīd, -ᵊl-əd\

medical Definition of acetanilide

: a white crystalline compound C8H9NO that is derived from aniline and acetic acid and is used especially to relieve pain or fever called also phenylacetamide

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