clo·​tri·​ma·​zole | \ klō-ˈtrī-mə-ˌzōl How to pronounce clotrimazole (audio) , -ˌzȯl \

Definition of clotrimazole

: an antifungal agent C22H17ClN2

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Recent Examples on the Web Other recommended topical treatments include creams containing 2 percent ketoconazole, econozole nitrate, or 1 percent clotrimazole cream, all of which are often used to treat athlete’s foot. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 1 Apr. 2019 Malassezia is susceptible to the same types of antifungals found in dandruff shampoo or athlete’s foot treatments, such as clotrimazole and miconazole. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of clotrimazole

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clotrimazole

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + tri- + imidazole

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“Clotrimazole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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clo·​tri·​ma·​zole | \ klō-ˈtrī-mə-ˌzōl, -ˌzȯl How to pronounce clotrimazole (audio) \

Medical Definition of clotrimazole

: an antifungal agent C22H17ClN2 used to treat candida infections, tinea, and ringworm — see lotrimin


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