phenetidine

noun
phe·​net·​i·​dine | \ fə-ˈne-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce phenetidine (audio) \

Definition of phenetidine

: any of three liquid basic amino derivatives C8H11NO of phenetole used especially in manufacturing dyestuffs and in the preparation of phenacetin

First Known Use of phenetidine

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenetidine

borrowed from French phénétidine, from phénétole phenetole + -idine -idine

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“Phenetidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenetidine. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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phenetidine

noun
phe·​net·​i·​dine | \ fə-ˈnet-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce phenetidine (audio) \
variants: also phenetidin \ -​dən How to pronounce phenetidin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phenetidine

: any of three liquid basic amino derivatives C8H11NO of phenetole used especially in manufacturing dyestuffs and in the preparation of phenacetin

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