|2.||any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen|
|an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.|
|a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H9Cl5, usually derived from chloral by reaction with chlorobenzene in the presence of fuming sulfuric acid: used as an insecticide and as a scabicide and pediculicide: agricultural use prohibited in the U.S.|
anti-inflammatory an·ti-in·flam·ma·to·ry or an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-)
Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
|anti-inflammatory (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-) Pronunciation Key
Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.