captopril

noun
cap·​to·​pril | \ ˈkap-tə-ˌpril How to pronounce captopril (audio) \

Definition of captopril

: an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor

First Known Use of captopril

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for captopril

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

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“Captopril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captopril. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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captopril

noun
cap·​to·​pril | \ ˈkap-tə-ˌpril How to pronounce captopril (audio) \

Medical Definition of captopril

: an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor — see capoten

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