Definition of phthalylsulphathiazole in English:

phthalylsulphathiazole

(also phthalylsulfathiazole)

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antibiotic of the sulphonamide class which is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is used chiefly to reduce the bacterial flora of the bowel before surgery.

Origin

1940s. From phthalyl + sulpha- + thiazole.

Pronunciation

phthalylsulphathiazole

/ˌ(f)θalɪlˌsʌlfəˈθʌɪəzəʊl//ˌ(f)θalʌɪlˌsʌlfəˈθʌɪəzəʊl/