par-aldehyde

paraldehyde

[puh-ral-duh-hahyd]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a colorless, liquid, cyclic compound, C 6 H 1 2 O 3 , having a disagreeable taste but an agreeable odor, produced by the polymerization of acetaldehyde with sulfuric acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of organic chemicals and in medicine as a sedative and hypnotic.
Also called paracetaldehyde.


Origin:
1855–60; par- + aldehyde

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paraldehyde (pəˈrældɪˌhaɪd)
 
n
a colourless liquid substance that is a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde: used in making dyestuffs and as a hypnotic and anticonvulsant drug. Formula: (C2H4O)3

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paraldehyde par·al·de·hyde (pə-rāl'də-hīd')
n.
A potent hypnotic and sedative suitable for oral, rectal, intravenous, and intramuscular administration. Also called paracetaldehyde.

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