Definition of niridazole in English:

niridazole

noun

Pharmacology
  • An anthelmintic drug which has been used in the treatment of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and is usually given orally; 1-(5-nitrothiazol-2-yl) imidazolidin-2-one, C₆H₆N₄O₃S.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. Apparently from ni- (in nitro-) + -r- (perhaps an arbitrary element) + -idazole, representing components of the molecular structure.

Pronunciation

niridazole

/nʌɪˈrɪdəzəʊl//nɪˈrɪdəzəʊl/