from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crystalline compound, C8H9NO2, used in medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever.
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- n. A white crystalline compound used in medicine as an anodyne to relieve pain and reduce fever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a white crystalline compound (HO.C6H4.NH.CO.CH3) used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 151.16. It is the active ingredient in the commercial analgesics Tylenol and datril.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
acet(o)- + amino- + phen(ol).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)