from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N.
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- n. An antidepressant drug sold under the name Elavil.
- n. A tablet containing this drug.
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- n. a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
Perhaps ami(no)- + alteration of trypt(ophan) + -yl + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)