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Noun: sulphonamide  súl'fó-nu,mId
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: sulfonamide)
  1. Antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
    - sulfa drug [N. Amer], sulfa [N. Amer], sulpha [Brit, Cdn], sulfonamide [N. Amer]

Derived forms: sulphonamides

Type of: antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide

Encyclopedia: Sulphonamide