paracetamol

/ (ˌpærəˈsiːtəˌmɒl, -ˈsɛtə-) /

noun

a mild analgesic and antipyretic drug used as an alternative to aspirinUS name: acetaminophen

Nearby words

  1. paracentesis,
  2. paracentral fissure,
  3. paracervical,
  4. paracervix,
  5. paracetaldehyde,
  6. paracholera,
  7. parachordal,
  8. parachroma,
  9. parachromatopsia,
  10. parachromatosis

Word Origin for paracetamol

C20: from para-acetamidophenol

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