Definition of ethionamide in English:

ethionamide

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antibiotic effective only against mycobacteria, used mainly (and now rarely) in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From e- + thio- + n- + amide, elements of the chemical name.

Pronunciation

ethionamide

/ˌɛθɪˈɒnəmʌɪd/