mi·​con·​a·​zole mī-ˈkä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce miconazole (audio)
: an antifungal agent C18H14Cl4N2O used especially in the form of its nitrate

Examples of miconazole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember to look for shampoos that contain antifungal ingredients like ketoconazole or miconazole, consider hypoallergenic formulas to minimize potential irritations, and consult with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Types of Athlete's Foot Treatments Common active ingredients in athlete's foot treatments include terbinafine, clotrimazole, miconazole, and tolnaftate. Sherri Gordon, Verywell Health, 30 Jan. 2024 This shampoo contains miconazole, which is an antifungal ingredient that helps to kill yeast and bacteria. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2022 The Malaseb Shampoo also contains miconazole, an antifungal agent, and ketoconazole, an antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2022 Chlorhexidine gluconate is an antiseptic that may be used to treat bacterial skin disorders, and miconazole nitrate can be used to treat fungal infections. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2022 Look for over-the-counter (OTC) topical treatments like clotrimazole 1% (Lotrimin) or miconazole 1% (Micatin). Rachel Nall, Msn, SELF, 13 Apr. 2022 And, there’s a topical ointment called Monistat (miconazole), which also stops the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes an infection, by decreasing the production of ergosterol. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Generic miconazole, which can be obtained without a prescription, costs about half of that at pharmacies. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 7 June 2021

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Word History


micon- (perhaps part blend, part alteration of myc- and New Latin Monilia, a genus of fungi) + imidazole

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miconazole was in 1970

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“Miconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miconazole. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


mi·​con·​a·​zole mī-ˈkän-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce miconazole (audio)
: an antifungal agent administered especially in the form of its nitrate C18H14Cl4N2O·HNO3 see micatin

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