Meaning of metronidazole

met•ro•ni•da•zole

Pronunciation: (me"tru-nī'du-zōl"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a synthetic antimicrobial substance, CHNO, used chiefly in the treatment of infections, such as Trichomonas vaginalis and certain anaerobic bacterial infections.
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