sulfa

adjective

sul·​fa ˈsəl-fə How to pronounce sulfa (audio)
1
: related chemically to sulfanilamide
2
: of, relating to, or containing sulfa drugs

Word History

Etymology

short for sulfanilamide

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulfa was in 1940

Dictionary Entries Near sulfa

Cite this Entry

“Sulfa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfa. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sulfa

adjective
sul·​fa ˈsəl-fə How to pronounce sulfa (audio)
: of, relating to, or containing sulfanilamide or the sulfa drugs

Medical Definition

sulfa

1 of 2 adjective
sul·​fa
variants or chiefly British sulpha
1
: related chemically to sulfanilamide
2
: of, relating to, employing, or containing sulfa drugs
sulfa therapy

sulfa

2 of 2 noun
variants or chiefly British sulpha
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