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[uh-see-tuh-min-uh-fuh n, as-i-tuh-] /əˌsi təˈmɪn ə fən, ˌæs ɪ tə-/
noun, Pharmacology.
a crystalline substance, C 8 H 9 NO 2 , used as a headache and pain reliever and to reduce fever.
Origin of acetaminophen
1955-60; acet- + amino- + phen(ol) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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U.S. name for "para-acetylaminophenol," 1960, composed of syllables from the chemical name; in Britain, the same substance is paracetamol.

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acetaminophen a·cet·a·min·o·phen (ə-sē'tə-mĭn'ə-fən, ās'ə-)
A crystalline compound used in chemical synthesis and in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fevers.

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  (ə-sē'tə-mĭn'ə-fən, ās'ə-)   
A crystalline compound used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. Chemical formula: C8H9NO2.
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