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sulfa drug

noun

Definition of SULFA DRUG

:  any of various synthetic organic bacteria-inhibiting drugs that are sulfonamides derived especially from sulfanilamide

First Known Use of SULFA DRUG

1940

sulfa drug

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFA DRUG

:  any of various synthetic organic bacteria-inhibiting drugs that are sulfonamides closely related chemically to sulfanilamide—called also sulfa

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