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phen·y·to·in

 (fĕn′ĭ-tō′ĭn, fə-nĭt′ō-)
n.
An anticonvulsant drug, C15H12N2O2, used to treat epilepsy, often in the form of its sodium salt. Also called diphenylhydantoin.

[(di)pheny(lhydan)toin.]
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phenytoin

(ˌfɛnɪˈtəʊɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an anticonvulsant drug used in the management of epilepsy and in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Formula: C15H11N2O2Na. Also called: diphenylhydantoin sodium
[C20: from (di)pheny(lhydan)toin]
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phen•y•to•in

(ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-)

n.
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.phenytoin - 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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phenytoin

n fenitoína
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