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sulfamethoxazole

[suhl-fuh-meth-ok-suh-zohl] /ˌsʌl fə mɛθˈɒk səˌzoʊl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antimicrobial substance, C 1 0 H 1 1 N 3 O 3 S, used against a variety of susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, as in the treatment of certain urinary tract infections and skin infections.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; sulfa(nilamide) + meth(yl) + (is)oxazole; see is-, ox-, azole
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