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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-nas-i-tin]
    • /fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn/
    • /fˈenəsˌetɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-nas-i-tin]
    • /fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn/

Definitions of phenacetin word

  • noun phenacetin a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 1 0 H 1 3 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects. 1
  • noun phenacetin a white crystalline solid formerly used in medicine to relieve pain and fever. Because of its kidney toxicity it has been superseded by paracetamol. Formula: CH3CONHC6H4OC2H5 0
  • noun phenacetin a white, crystalline powder, C2H5OC6H4NHCOCH3, used to reduce fever and to relieve headaches and muscular pains; acetophenetidin 0

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Origin of phenacetin

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; phen(etidine) + acet(yl) + -in2

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phenacetin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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