/fen'i toh"in, feuh nit"oh-/, n. Pharm.
a barbiturate-related substance, C15H12N2O2, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of grand mal epilepsy and in focal seizures.
[1940-45; (di)pheny(lhydan)toin, its full chemical name; see DI-1, PHENYL, HYDANTOIN]

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