Thalidomide Definition

thə-lĭdə-mīd
noun
A crystalline solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic: found to be responsible for severe birth deformities when taken during pregnancy.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Thalidomide

  • (ph)thal(ic acid) (im)id(e) (i)mide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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