from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic, C11H12Cl2N2O5, derived from the soil bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae or produced synthetically and effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms.
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- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic originally derived from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae but now produced synthetically
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- n. an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
chlor(o)- + am(ide) + phe(no)- + ni(tro)- + (gly)col.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)