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)

First Known Use of antipyrine

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antipyrine

from Antipyrine, a trademark

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about antipyrine

Share antipyrine

Statistics for antipyrine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for antipyrine

The first known use of antipyrine was in 1884

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for antipyrine

antipyrine

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

More from Merriam-Webster on antipyrine

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about antipyrine

Comments on antipyrine

What made you want to look up antipyrine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!