Definition of Medinal in English:

Medinal

noun

Pharmacology
  • A barbiturate drug, C₈H₁₁N₂NaO₃, with properties and uses similar to those of barbitone, of which it is the sodium salt.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. Origin uncertain; compare -al. With the ending -nal compare trional, veronal. Originally a trade name.

Pronunciation

Medinal

/ˈmɛdɪn(ə)l/