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dapsone

[dap-sohn] /ˈdæp soʊn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antibacterial substance, C 12 H 12 N 2 O 2 S, used to treat leprosy and certain forms of dermatitis.
Also called DDS.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) sulfone
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British Dictionary definitions for dapsone

dapsone

/ˈdæpˌsəʊn/
noun
1.
an antimicrobial drug used to treat leprosy and certain types of dermatitis. Formula: C12H12N2O2S
Word Origin
C20: from d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) s(ulph)one
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dapsone in Medicine

dapsone dap·sone (dāp'sōn', -zōn')
n.
An antibacterial drug used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.

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