paraldehyde

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noun par·al·de·hyde \pa-ˈral-də-ˌhīd, pə-\

Definition of paraldehyde

  1. :  a colorless liquid polymer C6H12O3 derived from acetaldehyde and used especially as an anticonvulsant, sedative, and hypnotic

First Known Use of paraldehyde

1857


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paraldehyde

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noun par·al·de·hyde \pa-ˈral-də-ˌhīd, pə-\

Medical Definition of paraldehyde

  1. :  a colorless liquid polymer C6H12O3 derived from acetaldehyde and used especially as an anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and sedative—called also paracetaldehyde


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