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sulfonamide

[suhl-fon-uh-mahyd, -mid, suhl-fuh-nam-ahyd, -id]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. sulfa drug.

Origin of sulfonamide

First recorded in 1900–05; sulfon(ic acid) + amide
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sulfonamide in Medicine

sulfonamide

([object Object])
n.
  1. Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds that includes the sulfa drugs.
  2. sulfa drug

sulfonamide in Science

sulfonamide

[sŭl-fŏnə-mīd′, -mĭd]
  1. Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds containing the radical SO2NH2.♦ Certain sulfonamides known as sulfa drugs are used as antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.

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