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furazolidone

[fyoo r-uh-zol-i-dohn]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a nitrofuran, C8H7N3O5, that is used in the treatment of giardiasis, and bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery.

Origin of furazolidone

1950–55; probably fur(anyl) + (ox)azolid(in)one, two of its chemical components
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