from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, C13H18O2, used especially in the treatment of arthritis and commonly taken for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic; Advil and Motrin and Nuprin are trademarks of brands of ibuprofen tablets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic
Alteration of chemical name i(so)bu(tyl)phen(yl) pro(pionic acid).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid. (Wiktionary)