doxycycline

[ dok-see-sahy-kleen, -klin ]

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

Origin of doxycycline

1
Contraction of deoxytetracycline

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British Dictionary definitions for doxycycline

doxycycline

/ (ˌdɒksɪˈsaɪklɪn) /


noun
  1. a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat conditions caused by a wide range of bacteria, including anthrax

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