ethacrynic acid

noun

eth·​a·​cryn·​ic acid ˌe-thə-ˈkri-nik- How to pronounce ethacrynic acid (audio)
: a potent synthetic diuretic C13H12Cl2O4 used especially in the treatment of edema

Word History

Etymology

probably from eth- + acrylic + phen- + acetic acid

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethacrynic acid was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Ethacrynic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethacrynic%20acid. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

ethacrynic acid

noun
eth·​a·​cryn·​ic acid ˌeth-ə-ˌkrin-ik- How to pronounce ethacrynic acid (audio)
: a potent synthetic diuretic C13H12Cl2O4 used especially in the treatment of edema
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