doxycycline

[ dok-see-sahy-kleen, -klin ]
/ ˌdɒk siˈsaɪ klin, -klɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic analog of a broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline drug, C22H24N2O8, used against a wide range of susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.

Nearby words

  1. doxepin,
  2. doxographer,
  3. doxology,
  4. doxorubicin,
  5. doxy,
  6. doy,
  7. doyen,
  8. doyenne,
  9. doyennes,
  10. doyens

Origin of doxycycline

contraction of deoxytetracycline

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British Dictionary definitions for doxycycline

doxycycline

/ (ˌdɒksɪˈsaɪklɪn) /

noun

a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat conditions caused by a wide range of bacteria, including anthrax
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Medicine definitions for doxycycline

doxycycline

[ dŏk′sĭ-sīklēn′, -klĭn ]

n.

An antibacterial derived from tetracycline.

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