barbitone

[bahr-bi-tohn]

Origin of barbitone

First recorded in 1910–15; barbit(uric) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for barbitone

barbitone

US barbital (ˈbɑːbɪˌtæl)

noun
  1. a long-acting barbiturate used medicinally, usually in the form of the sodium salt, as a sedative or hypnotic

Word Origin for barbitone

C20: from barbit (uric acid) + -one
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