chlorpropamide

noun

chlor·​prop·​amide klȯr-ˈprä-pə-ˌmīd How to pronounce chlorpropamide (audio)
-ˈprō-
: a sulfonylurea drug C10H13ClN2O3S used orally to reduce blood sugar in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Word History

Etymology

chlor- + propane + amide

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorpropamide was in 1960

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“Chlorpropamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorpropamide. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlorpropamide

noun
chlor·​prop·​amide -ˈpräp-ə-ˌmīd, -ˈprōp- How to pronounce chlorpropamide (audio)
: a sulfonylurea drug C10H13ClN2O3S used orally to reduce blood sugar in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
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