acetanilid

acetanilide

[as-i-tan-l-ahyd]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, odorless, organic powder, C 8 H 9 NO, produced by the action of glacial acetic acid on aniline, used chiefly in organic synthesis and formerly in the treatment of fever and headache.
Also, acetanilid [as-i-tan-l-id] .
Also called acetylaniline.


Origin:
1860–65; acet- + anilide

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acetanilide or acetanilid (ˌæsɪˈtænɪˌlaɪd, ˌæsɪˈtænɪlɪd)
 
n
a white crystalline powder used in the manufacture of dyes and rubber, as an analgesic in medicine, and as a precursor in penicillin manufacture. Formula: C6H5NHCOCH3
 
[C19: from aceto- + aniline + -ide]
 
acetanilid or acetanilid
 
n
 
[C19: from aceto- + aniline + -ide]

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acetanilide ac·et·an·i·lide (ās'ĭt-ān'l-īd') or ac·et·an·i·lid (-ān'l-ĭd)
n.
A white crystalline compound used to relieve pain and reduce fever.

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