Definition of phenetidine in English:

phenetidine

noun

Chemistry
  • Each of three isomeric oily liquid amines having the formula (C₂H₅O)C₆H₄NH₂, which are ortho-, meta-, and para-amino derivatives of phenetole and are used in the manufacture of dyes.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society. From phenet- + -idine, after French phénétidine.

Pronunciation

phenetidine

/fɪˈnɛtɪdiːn//fɛˈnɛtɪdiːn/