[ kee-toh-koh-nuh-zohl, -zawl ]
/ ˌki toʊˈkoʊ nəˌzoʊl, -ˌzɔl /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic substance, C26H28Cl2N4O4, used to treat a variety of fungal infections.

Origin of ketoconazole

keto- + -con- of uncertain derivation + azole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ketoconazole


[ kē′tō-kōnə-zōl′ ]


An antifungal agent effective on a variety of fungi and used to treat systemic and topical fungal infections.
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