ethambutol

noun
eth·​am·​bu·​tol | \ e-ˈtham-byu̇-ˌtȯl How to pronounce ethambutol (audio) , -ˌtōl \

Definition of ethambutol

: a synthetic drug C10H24N2O2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially in the treatment of tuberculosis

First Known Use of ethambutol

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethambutol

ethylene + amine + butanol

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“Ethambutol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethambutol. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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ethambutol

noun
eth·​am·​bu·​tol | \ eth-ˈam-byu̇-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl How to pronounce ethambutol (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethambutol

: a synthetic drug used in the form of its dihydrochloride C10H24N2O2·2HCl especially in the treatment of tuberculosis — see myambutol

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