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sulfonamide

[ suhl-fon-uh-mahyd, -mid, suhl-fuh-nam-ahyd, -id ]
/ sʌlˈfɒn əˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌsʌl fəˈnæm aɪd, -ɪd /
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noun Pharmacology.

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Origin of sulfonamide

First recorded in 1900–05; sulfon(ic acid) + amide
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Medical definitions for sulfonamide

sulfonamide
[ sŭl-fŏnə-mīd′, -mĭd ]

n.

Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds that includes the sulfa drugs.
sulfa drug
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Scientific definitions for sulfonamide

sulfonamide
[ sŭl-fŏnə-mīd′, -mĭd ]

Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds containing the radical SO2NH2.♦ Certain sulfonamides known as sulfa drugs are used as antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
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