mi·​con·​a·​zole | \ mī-ˈkä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce miconazole (audio) \

Definition of miconazole

: an antifungal agent C18H14Cl4N2O used especially in the form of its nitrate

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 miconazole

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miconazole

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

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“Miconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miconazole. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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mi·​con·​a·​zole | \ mī-ˈkän-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce miconazole (audio) \

Medical Definition of miconazole

: an antifungal agent administered especially in the form of its nitrate C18H14Cl4N2O·HNO3 — see micatin

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