Definition of metronidazole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmetrəˈnīdəˌzōl/


A synthetic drug used to treat trichomoniasis and some similar infections.
  • A nitro-derivative of imidazole; chemical formula: C6H9N3O3.
Example sentences
  • Because of the risks to infants whose mothers have trichomonas, some researchers have recommended that pregnant women who have the infection be treated with the antibiotic metronidazole.
  • Enteric flora modification with antibiotics, such as metronidazole or neomycin, is a second-line treatment, and can be used in combination with lactulose.
  • Other antibiotics include clindamycin, metronidazole, and trimethoprim.


1960s: from me(thyl) + ni)tro- + ((im)idazole.

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Syllabification: met·ro·ni·da·zole

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