sulfanilamide


sul·fa·nil·amide

noun \ˌsəl-fə-ˈni-lə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of SULFANILAMIDE

:  a crystalline sulfonamide C6H8N2O2S that is the parent compound of most of the sulfa drugs

Origin of SULFANILAMIDE

sulfanilic acid (C6H7NO3S, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulf- + aniline + -ic) + amide
First Known Use: 1937

sul·fa·nil·amide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFANILAMIDE

: a crystalline sulfonamide C6H8N2O3S that is the amide of sulfanilic acid and the parent compound of most of the sulfa drugs

Variants of SULFANILAMIDE

sul·fa·nil·amide or chiefly British sul·pha·nil·amide \ˌsəl-fə-ˈnil-ə-ˌmīd, -məd\

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