AskDefine | Define secobarbital

Dictionary Definition

secobarbital n : barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions [syn: secobarbital sodium, Seconal, red devil]

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Etymology

From secondary + barbital.

Pronunciation

  • /sɛkəʊˈbɑːbɪtɒl/
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