AskDefine | Define sulfonamide

Dictionary Definition

sulfonamide n : antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA [syn: sulfa drug, sulfa, sulpha]

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Noun

  1. Any amide of a sulfonic acid RS(=O)2NR'2.
  2. Any of a group of antibiotics; a sulfa drug.

Extensive Definition

Sulfonamide may refer to:
sulfonamide in Arabic: سلفوناميد
sulfonamide in Bulgarian: Сулфонамид
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