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[as-i-tan-l-ahyd] /ˌæs ɪˈtæn lˌaɪd/
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, odorless, organic powder, C 8 H 9 NO, produced by the action of glacial acetic acid on aniline, used chiefly in organic synthesis and formerly in the treatment of fever and headache.
Also, acetanilid
[as-i-tan-l-id] /ˌæs ɪˈtæn l ɪd/ (Show IPA)
Also called acetylaniline.
Origin of acetanilide
First recorded in 1860-65; acet- + anilide Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for acetanilide


a white crystalline powder used in the manufacture of dyes and rubber, as an analgesic in medicine, and as a precursor in penicillin manufacture. Formula: C6H5NHCOCH3
Word Origin
C19: from aceto- + aniline + -ide
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acetanilide in Medicine

acetanilide ac·et·an·i·lide (ās'ĭt-ān'l-īd') or ac·et·an·i·lid (-ān'l-ĭd)
A white crystalline compound used to relieve pain and reduce fever.

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