sulfa
adjective Etymology: short for sulfanilamide Date: 1940 1. related chemically to sulfanilamide 2. of, relating to, or containing sulfa drugs

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  • sulfa — 1942, short name for the group of drugs derived from sulfanilamide ( amide of sulfanilic acid, which is so called because it is a sulphonic derivative of the dye stuff ANILINE (Cf. aniline)), and shortened from that word. (The usual British… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sulfa — [sul′fə] adj. [contr. < SULFANILAMIDE] designating or of a family of drugs of the sulfanilamide type, used in combating certain bacterial infections …   English World dictionary

  • sulfa — Denoting the s. drugs, or sulfonamides. * * * sulfonamide * * * sul·fa or chiefly Brit sul·pha səl fə adj 1) related chemically to sulfanilamide 2) of, relating to, employing, or containing sulfa drugs <sulfa therapy> sulfa or chiefly Brit… …   Medical dictionary

  • sulfa — /sul feuh/, Pharm. adj. 1. related chemically to sulfanilamide. 2. pertaining to, consisting of, or involving a sulfa drug or drugs. n. 3. See sulfa drug. [1935 40; short for SULFANILAMIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulfa — n. sulfa drug, any of a group of synthetic organic compounds which inhibit bacterial growth adj. similar in chemical structure to sulfanilamide; of or pertaining to a sulfa drug …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulfa — sul•fa [[t]ˈsʌl fə[/t]] adj. 1) pha related chemically to sulfanilamide 2) pha pertaining to, consisting of, or involving a sulfa drug or drugs 3) sulfa drug • Etymology: 1935–40; short for sulfanilamide …   From formal English to slang

  • sulfa- — combining form or sulf also sulpha or sulph Etymology: sulfa , sulf from sulfanilamide; sulpha , sulph alteration (influenced by …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulfa — Término común para la droga sulfonamida, cualquier miembro de una clase de drogas sintéticas antibacterianas con una estructura química particular que incluye a la vez átomos de azufre y de nitrógeno. Su efectividad antibacteriana fue descubierta …   Enciclopedia Universal

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