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ethosuximide

[eth-oh-suhk-suh-mahyd] /ˌɛθ oʊˈsʌk səˌmaɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an anticonvulsant, C 7 H 11 NO 2 , used in medicine to treat certain kinds of epilepsy, especially petit mal.
Origin
eth(yl) + -o- + suximide apparently shortening of succinimide (succin(ic) + imide)
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