metronidazole

[ me-truh-nahy-duh-zohl ]
/ ˌmɛ trəˈnaɪ dəˌzoʊl /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic antimicrobial substance, C6H9N3O3, used chiefly in the treatment of infections, such as Trichomonas vaginalis and certain anaerobic bacterial infections.

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Origin of metronidazole

First recorded in 1960–65; contraction of 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole part of the chemical name
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British Dictionary definitions for metronidazole

metronidazole
/ (ˌmɛtrəˈnaɪdəˌzəʊl) /

noun

a pale yellow crystalline compound used to treat vaginal trichomoniasis. Formula: C 6 H 9 N 3 O 3

Word Origin for metronidazole

C20: from me (thyl) + (ni) tro- + -n- + (im) id (e) + azole
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Medical definitions for metronidazole

metronidazole
[ mĕt′rə-nīdə-zōl′ ]

n.

A synthetic antimicrobial drug used in the treatment of vaginal trichomoniasis and intestinal amebiasis.
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