barbitone

barbitone

[bahr-bi-tohn]
noun (Pharmacology chiefly British)

Origin:
1910–15; barbit(uric) + -one

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barbitone or (US) barbital (ˈbɑːbɪˌtəʊn, ˈbɑːbɪˌtæl)
 
n
a long-acting barbiturate used medicinally, usually in the form of the sodium salt, as a sedative or hypnotic
 
[C20: from barbit(uric acid) + -one]
 
barbital or (US) barbital
 
n
 
[C20: from barbit(uric acid) + -one]

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