antipyrine

noun

an·​ti·​py·​rine ˌan-tē-ˈpī-ˌrēn How to pronounce antipyrine (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O formerly widely used but now largely replaced in oral use by less toxic substances (such as aspirin)

Word History

Etymology

from Antipyrine, a trademark

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antipyrine was in 1884

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“Antipyrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipyrine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

antipyrine

noun
an·​ti·​py·​rine -ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn How to pronounce antipyrine (audio)
variants also antipyrin
: an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O that has been used topically to treat ear pain associated with middle ear infection

called also phenazone

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