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furazolidone

[fyoo r-uh-zol-i-dohn] /ˌfyʊər əˈzɒl ɪˌdoʊn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a nitrofuran, C 8 H 7 N 3 O 5 , that is used in the treatment of giardiasis, and bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; probably fur(anyl) + (ox)azolid(in)one, two of its chemical components
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