chlortetracycline

[klawr-te-truh-sahy-klin, -kleen, klohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, antibiotic powder, C22H23N2O8Cl, biosynthesized by Streptomyces aureofaciens, used in the treatment of infections.

Origin of chlortetracycline

First recorded in 1950–55; chlor-2 + tetracycline
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British Dictionary definitions for chlortetracycline

chlortetracycline

noun
  1. 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
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