Metronidazole meaning

mĕtrə-nīdə-zōl
A synthetic antimicrobial drug, C6 H9 N3 O3 , used to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, anaerobic bacterial infections, and intestinal amebiasis.
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(med.) A synthetic drug, C6H9N3O3, used to treat bacterial or protozoan infections, esp. amebiasis and trichomoniasis.
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A synthetic antimicrobial drug, C6 H9 N3 O3 , used to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, anaerobic bacterial infections, and intestinal amebiasis.
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(medicine) An antibiotic of the nitroimidazole group, used to treat a range of bacterial, fungal and protozoan infections.
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Origin of metronidazole

  • me(thyl) -tron- (alteration of nitro–) (im)idazole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition