1963, in the meaning defined above
probably from eth- + acrylic + phen- + acetic acid
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“Ethacrynic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethacrynic%20acid. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.
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