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[griz-ee-oh-foo l-vin, -fuhl-, gris-] /ˌgrɪz i oʊˈfʊl vɪn, -ˈfʌl-, ˌgrɪs-/
noun, Pharmacology.
an antibiotic, C 17 H 17 ClO 6 , obtained from a species of Penicillium, used in the treatment of ringworm and other fungous infections of the skin.
Origin of griseofulvin
1935-40; < New Latin griseofulv(um) epithet of a species of Penicillium (equivalent to Medieval Latin grīse(us) griseous + New Latin -o- -o- + Latin fulvum, neuter of fulvus tawny, yellow-brown) + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for griseofulvin


an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from Penicillium griseofulvum dierckx (fungus from which it was isolated), from Medieval Latin griseus grey + Latin fulvus reddish yellow
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griseofulvin in Medicine

griseofulvin gris·e·o·ful·vin (grĭz'ē-ə-fŭl'vĭn)
An antibiotic administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

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