Definition of nifurtimox in US English:

nifurtimox

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antitrypanosomal drug administered orally in the treatment of Chagas' disease; C₁₀H₁₃N₃O₅S.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Approved Names. Probably from ni- (in nitro-) + fur- + -tim- (of unknown origin) + ox-.

Pronunciation

nifurtimox

/nʌɪˈfəːtɪmɒks/