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[dem-uh-kloh-sahy-kleen] /ˌdɛm ə kloʊˈsaɪ klin/
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 of demeclocycline
contraction and rearrangement of 7-chloro-6-demethyltetracycline, an alternate name Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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