para-aminosalicylic acid

noun

para-ami·​no·​sal·​i·​cyl·​ic acid ˌper-ə-ə-ˌmē-ˌnō-ˌsa-lə-ˈsi-lik- How to pronounce para-aminosalicylic acid (audio)
ˌper-ə-ˌa-mə-(ˌ)nō-,
ˌpa-rə-
: the white crystalline para-substituted isomer of aminosalicylic acid that is made synthetically and is used in the treatment of tuberculosis

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of para-aminosalicylic acid was in 1946

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“Para-aminosalicylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/para-aminosalicylic%20acid. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

para-aminosalicylic acid

noun
para-ami·​no·​sal·​i·​cyl·​ic acid -ˌsal-ə-ˌsil-ik- How to pronounce para-aminosalicylic acid (audio)
: the white crystalline para-substituted isomer of aminosalicylic acid that is made synthetically and is used in the treatment of tuberculosis

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