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furazolidone

[ fyoor-uh-zol-i-dohn ]
/ ˌfyʊər əˈzɒl ɪˌdoʊn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a nitrofuran, C8H7N3O5, that is used in the treatment of giardiasis, and bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery.

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Origin of furazolidone

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

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