sulpha drug

/ˈsʌlfə drʌg/ (say 'sulfuh drug)

noun
one of a group of compounds containing the radical -SO2NH2, used for their antibacterial properties in treatment of various diseases, wounds, burns, etc.
Also, sulpha, sulfa drug, sulfa.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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