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

  • noun An anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug of the NSAID class, C15H16O2, used primarily to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • noun A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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

  • noun a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)

Etymologies

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

[Shortening and rearrangement of methoxynaphthylbutanone : meth– + oxy– + naphthyl, naphthalene radical (naphth(a) + –yl) + butanone.]

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