chlortetracycline

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chlortetracycline

[klawr-te-truh-sahy-klin, -kleen, klohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
a yellow, crystalline, antibiotic powder, C 22 H 23 N 2 O 8 Cl, biosynthesized by Streptomyces aureofaciens, used in the treatment of infections.

Origin:
1950–55; chlor-2 + tetracycline

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chlortetracycline (klɔːˌtɛtrəˈsaɪkliːn)
 
n
an antibiotic used in treating many bacterial and rickettsial infections: obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens. Formula: C22H23ClN2O8

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chlortetracycline chlor·tet·ra·cy·cline (klôr'tět-rə-sī'klēn', -klĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces aureofaciens.

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Chlortetracycline is an antibiotic frequently utilized in raising swine both as a medicine and as a growth promoter.
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