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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)