acetanilide

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acetanilide

(ˌæsɪˈtænɪˌlaɪd) or

acetanilid

n
(Elements & Compounds) 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]

ac•et•an•i•lide

(ˌæs ɪˈtæn lˌaɪd)

n.
a white, crystalline powder, C8H9NO, used chiefly in organic synthesis and formerly to relieve pain and reduce fever.
[1860–65; acet- + anilide (see anil, -ide)]
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Noun1.acetanilide - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
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German chemists produced three antipyretics in the late 1880s known as Atipyrene, Antifebrin, and Phenacetin.
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