from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O9, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces rimosus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
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- n. A tetracycline antibiotic that works by interfering with bacteria's ability to produce essential proteins.
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- n. a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete; used to treat various bacterial and rickettsial infections
oxy- + tetracycline (Wiktionary)