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  • n. An artificial alkaloid resembling thalline, used as an antipyretic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An artificial alkaloid of complex composition, resembling thalline and used as an antipyretic, -- whence its name.


Ancient Greek for "heat" + Latin fugere to flee. (Wiktionary)


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