noun Pharmacology.

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

Origin of trimethadione

trimeth(yl) + (ox)a(zolidine)dione, components of its chemical name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trimethadione



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

Word Origin for trimethadione

from tri- + meth (yl) + di- 1 + -one
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trimethadione in Medicine




A white crystalline substance used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
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