from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semisynthetic analogue of fluoroquinolone that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
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- n. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, derived from fluoroquinolone.
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- n. an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
Alteration of cy(clo)- + pro(pyl) + fl(uoro)- + alteration of oxy- + -cin (probably shortening of cinnamic acid).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)