sulfanilamide

sulfanilamide

[suhl-fuh-nil-uh-mahyd, -mid]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline amide of sulfanilic acid, C 6 H 8 N 2 O 2 S, formerly used in the treatment of bacterial infections: replaced by its derivatives and by antibiotics.

Origin:
1935–40; sulfanil(ic acid) + amide

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sulfanilamide sul·fa·nil·a·mide (sŭl'fə-nĭl'ə-mīd', -mĭd)
n.
A white, odorless crystalline sulfonamide used in the treatment of various bacterial infections.

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