methaqualone

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noun meth·aqua·lone \me-ˈtha-kwə-ˌlōn\

Definition of methaqualone

  1. :  a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming — compare quaalude

Origin and Etymology of methaqualone

meth- + -a- (of unknown origin) + quinoline + azole + -one


First Known Use: 1961


Medical Dictionary

methaqualone

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noun meth·aqua·lone \me-ˈthak-wə-ˌlōn\

Medical Definition of methaqualone

  1. :  a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming—see quaalude


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