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ciprofloxacin

[ sip-roh-flok-suh-sin ]
/ ˌsɪp roʊˈflɒk sə sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a fluoroquinolone, C17H18FN3O3, used in its hydrochloride form as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
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Origin of ciprofloxacin

First recorded in 1980–85; perhaps from cy(clo)pro(pane) + fl(uoro)- + ox(y)-2 -(my)cin

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British Dictionary definitions for ciprofloxacin

ciprofloxacin
/ (ˌsɪprəʊˈflɒksəsɪn) /

noun
a broad-spectrum antibiotic used against Gram-negative bacteria. It is effective against anthrax
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Scientific definitions for ciprofloxacin

ciprofloxacin
[ sĭp′rō-flŏksə-sĭn ]

A synthetic antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity, used mostly to treat skin, urinary tract, and respiratory tract infections.
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