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