acetanilide

noun
ac·​et·​an·​i·​lide | \ ˌa-sə-ˈta-nə-ˌlīd How to pronounce acetanilide (audio) , -ləd \
variants: or acetanilid

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

First Known Use of acetanilide

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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)

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“Acetanilide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetanilide. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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acetanilide

noun
ac·​et·​an·​i·​lide
variants: or acetanilid \ ˌas-​ə-​ˈtan-​ᵊl-​ˌīd How to pronounce acetanilide (audio) , -​ᵊl-​əd How to pronounce acetanilide (audio) \

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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