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Noun: sulfonamide  súl'fó-nu,mId
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: sulphonamide)
  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], sulphonamide [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: sulfonamides

Type of: antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide

Encyclopedia: Sulfonamide