ace·​to·​py·​rine | \ ¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˈpī-ˌrēn, -rən \
plural -s

Definition of acetopyrine

: a crystalline combination of aspirin and antipyrine used as an analgesic and antipyretic

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First Known Use of acetopyrine

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetopyrine

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + antipyrine; originally formed as German azetopyrin

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“Acetopyrine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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