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Topic: DRUGS, MEDICINES

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: phthalic acid type of acid (19-21 centuries) (from naphtha) + imide type of chemical compound (19-21 centuries) (from French, from amide)

Thalidomide

noun
     
Tha‧lid‧o‧mide [uncountable]
trademarkMD a drug given to people to make them calm, until it was discovered that it harmed the development of the arms and legs of unborn babies
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