ethambutol [e-tham-byuh-tawl, -tol] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. an antimicrobial substance, C10H24N2O2, active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.

Origin of ethambutol First recorded in 1960–65; eth(ylene) + am(ine) + but(an)ol British Dictionary definitions for ethambutol ethambutol noun

  1. a compound used in the treatment of tuberculosis

Word Origin for ethambutol from eth (ylene) + am (ine) + but (an) ol ethambutol in Medicine ethambutol [ĕ-thăm′byə-tôl′, -tōl′] n.

  1. An antibacterial drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
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