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metronidazole

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noun met·ro·ni·da·zole \ˌme-trə-ˈnī-də-ˌzōl\

Definition of metronidazole

  1. :  a drug C6H9N3O3 used especially to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, amebiasis, and infections by anaerobic bacteria



Origin of metronidazole

methyl + -tron- (probably alteration of nitro-) + imide + azole


First Known Use: 1960


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metronidazole

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noun met·ro·ni·da·zole \ˌme-trə-ˈnīd-ə-ˌzōl\

Medical Definition of metronidazole

  1. :  an antiprotozoal and antibacterial drug C6H9N3O3 used especially to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, amebiasis, and infections by anaerobic bacteria—see flagyl




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