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“words as grammatical units in a language,” 1906, coined by U.S. philosopher Charles S. Pierce (1839-1914), from Greek pheme (see fame (n.)).


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    1. variant of especially before a vowel: phenazine.

  • Phenacaine

    [fee-nuh-keyn, fen-uh-] /ˈfi nəˌkeɪn, ˈfɛn ə-/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a compound, C 1 8 H 2 2 N 2 O 2 , usually used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic for the eye. /ˈfiːnəˌkeɪn; ˈfɛn-/ noun 1. a crystalline basic compound that is the hydrochloride of holocaine: used as a local […]

  • Phenacetin

    [fuh-nas-i-tin] /fəˈnæs ɪ tɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white, slightly water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 1 0 H 1 3 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as an agent for checking or preventing fever or for relieving pain: withdrawn because of unfavorable side effects. /fɪˈnæsɪtɪn/ noun 1. a white crystalline solid formerly used in medicine […]

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