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A trademark for the drug phenytoin.
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(daɪˈlæn tn, -tɪn, dɪ-)
a brand of phenytoin.
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Noun1.Dilantin - 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
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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n. Dilantin, droga antiespasmódica.
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