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English definition of “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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