A reddish derivative, soluble in water, less toxic but less effective than sulfanilamide; it owes its antibacterial activity to the sulfanilamide released.

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azo·sul·fa·mide or chiefly Brit azo·sul·pha·mide .ā-zō-'səl-fə-.mīd n a dark red crystalline azo compound C18H14N4Na2O10S3 of the sulfa class having antibacterial effect similar to that of sulfanilamide called also prontosil soluble

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azo·sul·fa·mide (az″o-sulґfə-mīd) an antibacterial compound; it was one of the forerunners of the sulfonamide drugs.

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