Definition of nabumetone in US English:

nabumetone

noun

Pharmacology
  • A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug given orally in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; 4-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)butan-2-one, H₃CO(C₁₀H₆)CH₂CH₂COCH₃.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1977. Probably from na- + bu- + met- (in methoxy-) + -one.

Pronunciation

nabumetone

/nəˈb(j)uːmɪtəʊn/