Definition of ethosuximide in English:

ethosuximide

Pronunciation /ˌɛθə(ʊ)sʌkˈsɪmʌɪd/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An anticonvulsant drug, used especially in the treatment of petit mal epilepsy.

    Chemical name: 2-ethyl-2-methylsuccinimide; C₇H₁₁NO₂.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From eth- + -o- + sux- + imide.