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English definition of “thalidomide”

thalidomide

noun [U]     /θəˈlɪd.ə.maɪd/
a drug that was once used to help people relax or sleep. It was found to cause damage to babies inside the womb, especially by stopping the development of their arms and legs, when it was taken by their mothers.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
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