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sulfanilamide

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noun sul·fa·nil·amide \ˌsəl-fə-ˈni-lə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of sulfanilamide

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



Origin and Etymology of sulfanilamide

sulfanilic acid (C6H7NO3S, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulf- + aniline + -ic) + amide


First Known Use: 1937


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sulfanilamide

noun sul·fa·nil·amide

Medical Definition of sulfanilamide

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



Variants of sulfanilamide

or chiefly British

sulphanilamide

\ˌsəl-fə-ˈnil-ə-ˌmīd, -məd\play play

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