from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline compound, C6H5NH(COCH3), formerly used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever. It has been replaced by safer agents because of its toxicity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amide derived from acetic acid and aniline; once used medicinally as an analgesic and antipyretic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An amide formed from aniline and an acetyl group (C6H5.NH.CO.CH3); it is a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 135.16.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance, C6H5NH.C2H3O, formed by heating aniline and glacial acetic acid for several hours, or by the action of acetyl chlorid or acetic anhydrid on aniline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
acet(o)- + anil(ine) + -ide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From acetyl + anilide. (Wiktionary)