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

Derived forms: sulfas

Type of: antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide

Encyclopedia: Sulfa