Definition of thalidomide noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

thalidomide

 noun
noun
NAmE//θəˈlɪdəˌmaɪd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a sedative drug which was given to pregnant women until, in the 1960s, it was found to have prevented some babies from developing normal arms and legs
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