Definition of niclosamide in English:

niclosamide

noun

Pharmacology
  • An anthelmintic drug used to treat tapeworm infestations in humans and other mammals and also as a molluscicide; 2′,5-dichloro-4′-nitrosalicylanilide, C₁₃H₈Cl₂N₂O₄.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From ni- (in nitro-) + -clo- (apparently representing chloro-) + -sa- + amide, elements in the chemical name.

Pronunciation

niclosamide

/nɪˈkləʊsəmʌɪd/