Examples from the Web for antibiotic
In the future, antibiotic resistance could have catastrophic consequences.
A fair number explicitly ask for an antibiotic, to cover the possibility that it is “bronchitis” or a “sinus infection.”
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people so far, and due to antibiotic resistance, it could kill many more.
Reeve passed away after experiencing an adverse reaction to an antibiotic on Oct. 10, 2004.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Antibiotic resistant bacteria is the latest target for scientific ‘cures.’
The books started with the specifications for antibiotic growth equipment for colonies with problems in local bacteria.Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
But the discovery of what substance should be added to what antibiotic was largely one of trial and error.Bolden's Pets|F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for antibiotic
Word Origin and History for antibiotic
1894, "destructive to micro-organisms," from French antibiotique (c.1889), from anti- "against" (see anti-) + biotique "of (microbial) life," from Late Latin bioticus "of life" (see biotic). As a noun, first recorded 1941 in works of U.S. microbiologist Selman Waksman (1888-1973), discoverer of streptomycin. Earlier the adjective was used in a sense "not from living organisms" in debates over the origins of certain fossils.