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Meaning of ethambutol

eth•am•bu•tol

Pronunciation: (e-tham'byu-tôl", -tol"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antimicrobial substance, CHNO, active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.
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