[ e-tham-byuh-tawl, -tol ]
/ ɛˈθæm byəˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /
an antimicrobial substance, C10H24N2O2, active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.
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British Dictionary definitions for ethambutol
/ (ɛˈθæmbjʊˌtɒl) /
a compound used in the treatment of tuberculosis
Word Origin for ethambutol
from eth (ylene) + am (ine) + but (an) ol
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Medical definitions for ethambutol
[ ĕ-thăm′byə-tôl′, -tōl′ ]
An antibacterial drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
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