metronidazole


met·ro·ni·da·zole

noun \ˌme-trə-ˈnī-də-ˌzōl\

Definition of METRONIDAZOLE

:  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

met·ro·ni·da·zole

noun \ˌme-trə-ˈnīd-ə-ˌzōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METRONIDAZOLE

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

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