Definition of sulphadimidine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsʌlfəˈdɪmɪdiːn/
(also sulfadimidine)


[mass noun] Medicine
A sulphonamide antibiotic used chiefly to treat human urinary infections and to control respiratory disease in pigs.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, a high-performance liquid chromatography method was developed to assay sulfadimidine.
  • The results obtained in this study suggest that the activity of enzymes involved in the metabolism of sulphadimidine increased with the age of calves.
  • Sulfonamides currently used in veterinary medicine are sulfaquinoxaline, sulfadimidine, sulfamethazine, sulfadimethoxine, sulfachlorpyrazine and sulfathiazole.


1950s: from sulpha- + di-1 + pyrimidine.

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