pyrazinamide

[ pir-uh-zin-uh-mahyd, -mid ]
/ ˌpɪr əˈzɪn əˌmaɪd, -mɪd /

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C5H5N3O, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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Origin of pyrazinamide

1950–55; pyrazine (<German Pyrazin, alteration of Pyridinpyridine, by insertion of az-az-) + amide
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