demeclocycline

[ dem-uh-kloh-sahy-kleen ]
/ ˌdɛm ə kloʊˈsaɪ klin /

noun Pharmacology.

a broad-spectrum antibiotic, C21H21ClN2O8, derived from a mutant strain of the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens: used against a wide range of susceptible microorganisms.

Nearby words

  1. deme,
  2. demean,
  3. demeaning,
  4. demeanor,
  5. demeanour,
  6. dement,
  7. demented,
  8. dementedly,
  9. dementia,
  10. dementia praecox

Origin of demeclocycline

contraction and rearrangement of 7-chloro-6-demethyltetracycline, an alternate name

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