Meaning of SULFONAMIDE in English

ˌsəlˈfänəˌmīd, -fōn-, ˌsəlfəˈnaˌm-, -_mə̇d noun

Etymology: sulfon- + amide

: the amide of a sulfonic acid characterized by the grouping −SO 2 N

benzene- sulfonamide C 6 H 5 SO 2 NH 2

especially : sulfa drug

the bacteriostatic action of sulfonamides is antimetabolite in nature — U.S. Dispensatory

— see sulfanilamide

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