Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A substance, C6H5NH.C2H3O, formed by heating aniline and glacial acetic acid for several hours, or by the action of acetyl chlorid or acetic anhydrid on aniline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An amide formed from aniline and an acetyl group (C6H5.NH.CO.CH3); it is a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 135.16.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry, pharmacology The amide derived from acetic acid and aniline; once used medicinally as an analgesic and antipyretic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic

Etymologies

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From acetyl + anilide.

Examples

  • An important adulterant, which should always be tested for, is acetanilide (antifebrin), which may be detected by the characteristic isocyanide odour produced when musk containing this substance is boiled with alcoholic potash, and a few drops of chloroform added.

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  • SO_ H. Anilides, compounds in which the amino group is substituted by an acid radical, are prepared by heating aniline with certain acids; antifebrin or acetanilide is thus obtained from acetic acid and aniline.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • Influence of certain drugs upon the toxicity of acetanilide and antipyrine.

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  • The historic popularity of opium, and of late of the coal-tar products (phenacetine and acetanilide), in the beginning of an acute illness, is largely based on the power which they possess of dulling pain, relieving disturbances of the blood-balance, and soothing bodily and mental excitement.

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