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clindamycin

[ klin-duh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌklɪn dəˈmaɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a toxic semisynthetic antibiotic, C18H33ClN2O5S, used to treat serious infections chiefly due to various anaerobic bacteria, especially Bacteroides.

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Origin of clindamycin

1965–70; by contraction and rearrangement of chloro-deoxylincomycin an alternate name, equivalent to chloro-2 + deoxy- + lincomycin an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis;see -mycin
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Medical definitions for clindamycin

clindamycin
[ klĭn′də-mīsĭn ]

n.

A semisynthetic antibiotic derived from lincomycin, active against gram-positive bacteria.
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