secobarbital

noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ ˌse-kō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of secobarbital

: a barbiturate C12H18N2O3 that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt as a hypnotic and sedative

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Origin and Etymology of secobarbital

from Seconal, a trademark + barbital


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secobarbital

noun seco·bar·bi·tal \ ˌsek-ō-ˈbär-bə-ˌtȯl \

medical Definition of secobarbital

: a barbiturate that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt C12H17N2NaO3 as a hypnotic and sedative called also quinalbarbitone; see seconal

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