Dictionary.com

chlortetracycline

[ klawr-te-truh-sahy-klin, -kleen, klohr- ]
/ klɔrˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klɪn, -klin, kloʊr- /
Save This Word!

noun Pharmacology.
a yellow, crystalline, antibiotic powder, C22H23N2O8Cl, biosynthesized by Streptomyces aureofaciens, used in the treatment of infections.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of chlortetracycline

First recorded in 1950–55; chlor-2 + tetracycline
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for chlortetracycline

chlortetracycline
/ (klɔːˌtɛtrəˈsaɪkliːn) /

noun
an antibiotic used in treating many bacterial and rickettsial infections: obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens. Formula: C 22 H 23 ClN 2 O 8
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK