|tetracycline (ˌtɛtrəˈsaɪklaɪn, -klɪn)|
|an antibiotic synthesized from chlortetracycline or derived from the bacterium Streptomyces viridifaciens: used in treating rickettsial infections and various bacterial infections. Formula: C22H24N2O8|
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tetracycline tet·ra·cy·cline (tět'rə-sī'klēn', -klĭn)
A yellow crystalline compound synthesized or derived from certain microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
An antibiotic, such as chlortetracycline and oxytetracycline, having the same basic structure.
|tetracycline (tět'rə-sī'klēn', -klĭn) Pronunciation Key
A yellow crystalline compound, C22H24N2O8, synthesized or derived from several bacterial species of the genus Streptomyces and used as an antibiotic in bacterial infections. Other drugs of the tetracycline class have a similar chemical structure.