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acetanilide

[ as-i-tan-l-ahyd ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈtæn lˌaɪd /
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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, odorless, organic powder, C8H9NO, produced by the action of glacial acetic acid on aniline, used chiefly in organic synthesis and formerly in the treatment of fever and headache.
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Also ac·et·an·i·lid [as-i-tan-l-id]. /ˌæs ɪˈtæn l ɪd/.
Also called acetylaniline.

Origin of acetanilide

First recorded in 1860–65; acet- + anilide
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British Dictionary definitions for acetanilide

acetanilide

acetanilid (ˌæsɪˈtænɪlɪd)

/ (ˌæsɪˈtænɪˌlaɪd) /

noun
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: C 6 H 5 NHCOCH 3

Word Origin for acetanilide

C19: from aceto- + aniline + -ide
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Medical definitions for acetanilide

acetanilide
[ ăs′ĭt-ănl-īd′ ]

n.
A white crystalline compound used to relieve pain and reduce fever.
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