A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[tol-byoo-tuh-mahyd] /tɒlˈbyu təˌmaɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
a white crystalline substance, C 12 H 18 N 2 O 3 S, used to augment insulin secretion in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
1955-60; tol(u) + but(yl) + amide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tolbutamide


a synthetic crystalline compound administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood glucose concentrations. Formula: C12H18N2O3S
Word Origin
C20: from tol(uyl) + but(yric acid) + amide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
tolbutamide in Medicine

tolbutamide tol·bu·ta·mide (tŏl-byōō'tə-mīd')
An orally active hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for tolbutamide

drug used in the treatment of type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Tolbutamide stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas, thereby reducing the concentration of glucose in the blood

Learn more about tolbutamide with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tolbutamide

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tolbutamide

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tolbutamide