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(ˌæsɪˈtænɪˌlaɪd) or


(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]


(ˌæs ɪˈtæn lˌaɪd)

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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Each filter was then placed in a separate acid-washed Petri slide and oven dried at less than 40[degrees]C before determining the carbon contents of replicated subsamples using a Carlo Erba elemental analyzer with acetanilide at 925[degrees]C as a standard.
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where Hepp's brother worked and suggested that acetanilide might be a useful pharmaceutical.
The instrument was first calibrated with acetanilide standards (Perkin Elmer).
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