hexobarbital

noun
hexo·​bar·​bi·​tal | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce hexobarbital (audio) \

Definition of hexobarbital

: a barbiturate C12H16N2O3 used as a sedative and hypnotic and in the form of its soluble sodium salt as an intravenous anesthetic of short duration

First Known Use of hexobarbital

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexobarbital

hexo- (from hexa-) + barbital

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“Hexobarbital.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexobarbital. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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hexobarbital

noun
hexo·​bar·​bi·​tal | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce hexobarbital (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexobarbital

: a barbiturate C12H16N2O3 used as a sedative and hypnotic and in the form of its soluble sodium salt C12H15N2NaO3 as an intravenous anesthetic of short duration

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