rifampicin

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rifampicin or (US) rifampin (rɪˈfæmpɪsɪn, rɪˈfæmpɪn)
 
n
a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, meningitis, and leprosy
 
[C20: from rifam(y)cin, from Rififi, nickname of the original culture + -mycin + inserted pi(perazine)]
 
rifampin or (US) rifampin
 
n
 
[C20: from rifam(y)cin, from Rififi, nickname of the original culture + -mycin + inserted pi(perazine)]

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