nalidixic acid

[ ney-li-dik-sik, ney- ]

  1. a substance, C12H12N2O3, that has antibacterial activity against many susceptible Gram-negative organisms, especially used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

Origin of nalidixic acid

1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of naphthyridine and carboxylic acid, components of its chemical name

Words Nearby nalidixic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023