Meaning of acetanilide

ac•et•an•i•lide

Pronunciation: (as"i-tan'l-īd"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, odorless, organic powder, CHNO, produced by the action of glacial acetic acid on aniline, used chiefly in organic synthesis and formerly in the treatment of fever and headache.
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