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barbital

[ bahr-bi-tawl, -tal ]
/ ˈbɑr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtæl /
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noun Pharmacology.
a barbiturate compound, C7O3N2H12, formerly used as a hypnotic.
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Origin of barbital

1915–20; barbit(uric acid) + (Veron)al, the name of a formerly used sedative and hypnotic
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