[ fen-l-byoo-tuh-zohn, feen- ]
/ ˌfɛn lˈbyu təˌzoʊn, ˌfin- /

noun Pharmacology.

a potent substance, C19H20N2O2, used to reduce pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and gout, and used in veterinary medicine for musculoskeletal disorders.

Origin of phenylbutazone

1950–55; phenyl + but(yric) + (pyr)az(olidinedi)one, a component of its chemical name; see azo-, -one Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phenylbutazone


/ (ˌfiːnaɪlˈbjuːtəˌzəʊn) /


an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases; it has been largely superseded by other NSAIDs

Word Origin for phenylbutazone

C20: from (dioxodi) phenylbut (ylpyr) azo (lidi) ne
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Medicine definitions for phenylbutazone


[ fĕn′əl-byōōtə-zōn′, fē′nəl- ]


A white or light yellow compound that is used as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and gout.
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