trimethadione

[ trahy-meth-uh-dahy-ohn ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a synthetic, white, crystalline powder, C6H9NO3, used as an anticonvulsant to control petit mal epileptic seizures.

Origin of trimethadione

1
trimeth(yl) + (ox)a(zolidine)dione, components of its chemical name

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British Dictionary definitions for trimethadione

trimethadione

/ (ˌtraɪmɛθəˈdaɪəʊn) /


noun
  1. a crystalline compound with a bitter taste and camphor-like odour, used in the treatment of epilepsy. Formula: C 6 H 9 NO 3

Origin of trimethadione

1
from tri- + meth (yl) + di- 1 + -one

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