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[bahr-bi-tawl, -tal] /ˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl/
noun, Pharmacology.
a barbiturate compound, C 7 O 3 N 2 H 12 , formerly used as a hypnotic.
Origin of barbital
1915-20; barbit(uric acid) + (Veron)al, the name of a formerly used sedative and hypnotic Unabridged
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barbital bar·bi·tal (bär'bĭ-tôl', -tāl')
A white crystalline barbiturate used as a sedative and hypnotic, especially in the form of its soluble salt, sodium barbital.

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