ethambutol

noun

eth·​am·​bu·​tol e-ˈtham-byu̇-ˌtȯl How to pronounce ethambutol (audio)
-ˌtōl
: a synthetic drug C10H24N2O2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially in the treatment of tuberculosis

Word History

Etymology

ethylene + amine + butanol

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethambutol was in 1961

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“Ethambutol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethambutol. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ethambutol

noun
eth·​am·​bu·​tol eth-ˈam-byu̇-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl How to pronounce ethambutol (audio)
: a synthetic drug used in the form of its dihydrochloride C10H24N2O2·2HCl especially in the treatment of tuberculosis see myambutol

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