Meaning of sulfanilamide

sul•fa•nil•a•mide

Pronunciation: (sul"fu-nil'u-mīd", -mid), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline amide of sulfanilic acid, CHNOS, formerly used in the treatment of bacterial infections: replaced by its derivatives and by antibiotics.
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