Meaning of SULFANILAMIDE in English

ˌsəlfəˈniləˌmīd, -_mə̇d noun

Etymology: sulfanil ic + amide

1. : a crystalline sulfonamide H 2 NC 6 H 4 SO 2 NH 2 that is made usually by the action of ammonia and then alkali on N -acetyl-sulfanilyl chloride, that is the parent compound of most of the sulfa drugs, and that is used less than sulfadiazine and other sulfa drugs : the amide of sulfanilic acid

2. : a derivative of sulfanilamide ; especially : sulfa drug

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