Definition of levamisole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈvaməˌsōl/


A synthetic compound used as an anthelmintic drug (especially in animals) and in cancer chemotherapy.
  • A polycyclic imidazole derivative; chemical formula: C11H12N2S.
Example sentences
  • We selected for mutants that were resistant to the anthelmintic drug levamisole.
  • In addition, no persuasive mechanism for the assumed synergism between fluorouracil and levamisole has been found.
  • Drugs assessed in these trials included albendazole, piperazine, mebendazole, levamisole, pyrantel, and tetrachlorethylene.


1960s: from levo- (it being a levorotatory isomer) + (tetra)misole, the name of an anthelmintic drug.

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Syllabification: le·va·mi·sole

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