antipyrine

noun an·ti·py·rine \ -ˈpī-ˌrēn \

Definition of antipyrine

: an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O formerly widely used but now largely replaced in oral use by less toxic substances (such as aspirin)

Origin and Etymology of antipyrine

from Antipyrine, a trademark


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antipyrine

noun an·ti·py·rine \ -ˈpī(ə)r-ˌēn \
variants: also antipyrin play \-ən\

medical Definition of antipyrine

: 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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