Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, commonly used for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.

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

  • noun 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.

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  • noun pharmacology An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.

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

  • noun 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of i(so)bu(tyl)phen(yl) pro(pionic acid).]

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Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid.

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