clo·​tri·​ma·​zole klō-ˈtrī-mə-ˌzōl How to pronounce clotrimazole (audio)
: an antifungal agent C22H17ClN2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers compared lavender oil to clotrimazole, a conventional fungus treatment. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 Vaginal clotrimazole is typically used for three to seven days consecutively, and works by stopping the growth of fungi that cause infection. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 2 Sep. 2022 Look for over-the-counter (OTC) topical treatments like clotrimazole 1% (Lotrimin) or miconazole 1% (Micatin). Rachel Nall, Msn, SELF, 13 Apr. 2022 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clotrimazole was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Clotrimazole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


clo·​tri·​ma·​zole klō-ˈtrī-mə-ˌzōl, -ˌzȯl How to pronounce clotrimazole (audio)
: an antifungal agent C22H17ClN2 used to treat candida infections, tinea, and ringworm see lotrimin
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