ethosuximide [eth-oh-suhk-suh-mahyd] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. an anticonvulsant, C7H11NO2, used in medicine to treat certain kinds of epilepsy, especially petit mal.

Origin of ethosuximide eth(yl) + -o- + suximide apparently shortening of succinimide (succin(ic) + imide)

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