acetaminophen

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the chemical name N-acétyl-para-aminophénol.

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  • IPA(key): /əˌsitəˈmɪn oʊ fɪn/

Noun[edit]

acetaminophen (plural acetaminophens)

  1. (US) A white crystalline compound used in medicine as an anodyne to relieve pain and reduce fever.
    • 1997, Joel Mabus, “The Druggist” (song): 
      You need to take acetaminophen / Or just a little aspirin / acetylsalicylic for the pain

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