captopril

noun

cap·​to·​pril ˈkap-tə-ˌpril How to pronounce captopril (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor

Examples of captopril in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

mercaptan + -o- + proline + -il, alteration of -yl

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of captopril was in 1978

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“Captopril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captopril. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

captopril

noun
cap·​to·​pril ˈkap-tə-ˌpril How to pronounce captopril (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor see capoten
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