[sek-oh-bahr-bi-tawl, -tal]

Origin of secobarbital

First recorded in 1950–55; Seco(nal) + barbital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

secobarbital in Medicine


[sĕk′ō-bärbĭ-tôl′, -tăl′]
  1. A white, odorless barbiturate used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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