barbital

noun
bar·​bi·​tal | \ ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce barbital (audio) \

Definition of barbital

: a crystalline barbiturate C8H12N2O3 used as a sedative and hypnotic often in the form of its soluble sodium salt

First Known Use of barbital

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barbital

barbituric + -al (as in Veronal, trademark for barbital)

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The first known use of barbital was in 1917

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“Barbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbital. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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barbital

noun
bar·​bi·​tal | \ ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtal How to pronounce barbital (audio) \

Medical Definition of barbital

: a crystalline barbiturate C8H12N2O3 formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic often in the form of its soluble sodium salt — see veronal

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