butyrophenone

noun

bu·​ty·​ro·​phe·​none ˌbyü-tə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce butyrophenone (audio)
: any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (such as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

Word History

Etymology

butyr- + phen- + -one

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butyrophenone was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Butyrophenone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyrophenone. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

butyrophenone

noun
bu·​ty·​ro·​phe·​none ˌbyüt-ə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce butyrophenone (audio)
: any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

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