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Any of several drugs derived from furan that are used to inhibit bacterial growth.
(Chemistry) chem an antibacterial drug that is a nitro derivative of furan
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Macrodantin, nitrofurantoin - 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