Definition of Prontosil in English:

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Prontosil

Pronunciation: /ˈprɒntəsɪl/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine , historical
The first sulphonamide antibiotic, a reddish-brown crystalline pigment formerly used to treat a range of infections.

Origin

1930s: from German, an invented proprietary name.

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