Definition of melarsoprol in English:

melarsoprol

noun

Pharmacology
  • An organic arsenic compound, C ₁₂ H ₁₅ AsN ₆ OS ₂, administered intravenously to treat late-stage African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).

Origin

1950s. From mel- + ars- + -o- + -prol (probably pr- + -ol, since the compound has been interpreted as a hydroxypropylene ester and has an alcohol group).

Pronunciation

melarsoprol

/mɛˈlaːsə(ʊ)ˌprɒl/