[uh-see-tuh-min-uh-fuh n, as-i-tuh-]
- a crystalline substance, C8H9NO2, used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.
Origin of acetaminophen
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Word Origin and History for acetaminophen
U.S. name for "para-acetylaminophenol," 1960, composed of syllables from the chemical name; in Britain, the same substance is paracetamol.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A crystalline compound used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fevers.
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- A crystalline compound used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Chemical formula: C8H9NO2.
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