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1855, in the meaning defined above
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 May. 2020.
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— called also phenylacetamide
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