dapsone

[ dap-sohn ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy and certain forms of dermatitis.

Origin of dapsone

1
1965–70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl)sulfone
  • Also called DDS

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British Dictionary definitions for dapsone

dapsone

/ (ˈdæpˌsəʊn) /


noun
  1. an antimicrobial drug used to treat leprosy and certain types of dermatitis. Formula: C 12 H 12 N 2 O 2 S

Origin of dapsone

1
C20: from d (i) a (minodi) p (henyl) s (ulph) one

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