nitrofurantoin

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ni·tro·fur·an·to·in

 (nī′trō-fyo͝o-răn′tō-ĭn)
n.
A derivative of nitrofuran, C8H6N4O5, used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

[nitrofuran + (hydan)toin, one of its constituents; see diphenylhydantoin.]
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Noun1.nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterianitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
nitrofuran - derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth