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 (dī-fĕn′əl-hī-dăn′tō-ĭn, -fē′nəl-)

[diphenyl + hydantoin, one of its constituents (hyd(rogen) + (all)anto(is) + -in).]


(ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-)

a barbiturate-related substance, C15H12N2O2, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
[1940–45; shortening of diphenylhydantoin= di-1 + phenyl + hydantoin a crystalline derivative of imidazole]
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Noun1.diphenylhydantoin - an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
hydantoin - any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
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