sulfonamide

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noun sul·fon·amide \ˌsəl-ˈfä-nə-ˌmīd, -məd; -ˈfō-nə-ˌmīd\

Definition of sulfonamide

  1. :  any of various amides (such as sulfanilamide) of a sulfonic acid; also :  sulfa drug

Origin and Etymology of sulfonamide

sulfonic + amide


First Known Use: 1881


Medical Dictionary

sulfonamide

noun sul·fon·amide
variants: or chiefly British

sulphonamide

\ˌsəl-ˈfän-ə-ˌmīd, -məd; -ˈfō-nə-ˌmīd\play play

Medical Definition of sulfonamide

  1. :  any of various amides (as sulfanilamide) of a sulfonic acid; also :  sulfa drug


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