phenetidine

[ fuh-net-i-deen, -din ]
/ fəˈnɛt ɪˌdin, -dɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless organic liquid, C8H11NO, used chiefly in its para form (para-phenetidine ) in the synthesis of phenacetin, dyes, and other compounds.

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Also phe·net·i·din [fuh-net-i-din]. /fəˈnɛt ɪ dɪn/.

Origin of phenetidine

First recorded in 1860–65; phenet(ole) + -id3 + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for phenetidine

phenetidine
/ (fɪˈnɛtɪˌdiːn, -dɪn) /

noun

a liquid amine that is a derivative of phenetole, existing in three isomeric forms: used in the manufacture of dyestuffs. Formula: H 2 NC 6 H 4 OC 2 H 5

Word Origin for phenetidine

C19: from phenetole + -id ³ + -ine ²
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