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rifampicin

/rɪˈfæmpɪsɪn/
noun
1.
a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, meningitis, and leprosy
Word Origin
C20: from rifam(y)cin, from Rififi, nickname of the original culture + -mycin + inserted pi(perazine)
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