Meaning of thalidomide
Pronunciation: (thu-lid'u-mīd", tha-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CHNO, formerly used as a tranquilizer, sedative, or hypnotic: it was discovered that when taken during pregnancy it affects normal growth of the fetus and results in abnormally shortened limbs of the newborn.
- thalidomide (Thesaurus)