One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sedative and hypnotic drug of the barbiturate class. [Chemical name: 5-allyl-5-isopropylbarbituric acid; C10H14N2O3. Originally a trademark in the United States and United Kingdom for a drug that also contained pyramidon.]
1920s; earliest use found in Spatula. From all- + -onal.
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