Dapsone meaning

dăp'sōn', -zōn'
A sulfone drug, C12 H12 N2 O2 S, that is used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.
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A white, crystalline powder, (C6H4NH2)2SO2, used in the treatment of leprosy and of a dermatitis somewhat resembling herpes.
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A sulfone drug, C12 H12 N2 O2 S, that is used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.
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(medicine) A drug, 4-[(4-aminobenzene)sulfonyl]aniline, used in the treatment of leprosy and similar infections.
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Origin of dapsone

  • d(i)– a(mino)– (di)p(henyl) s(ulf)one
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition