demeclocycline

demeclocycline

[dem-uh-kloh-sahy-kleen]
noun Pharmacology.
a broad-spectrum antibiotic, C 21 H 21 ClN 2 O 8 , derived from a mutant strain of the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens: used against a wide range of susceptible microorganisms.

Origin:
contraction and rearrangement of 7-chloro-6-demethyltetracycline, an alternate name

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