metronidazole

[me-truh-nahy-duh-zohl]
noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic antimicrobial substance, C 6 H 9 N 3 O 3 , used chiefly in the treatment of infections, such as Trichomonas vaginalis and certain anaerobic bacterial infections.

Origin:
1960–65; contraction of 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole part of the chemical name

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metronidazole (ˌmɛtrəˈnaɪdəˌzəʊl)
 
n
a pale yellow crystalline compound used to treat vaginal trichomoniasis. Formula: C6H9N3O3
 
[C20: from me(thyl) + (ni)tro- + -n- + (im)id(e) + azole]

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metronidazole me·tro·ni·da·zole (mět'rə-nī'də-zōl')
n.
A synthetic antimicrobial drug used in the treatment of vaginal trichomoniasis and intestinal amebiasis.

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