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fluoroquinolone

[ flawr-uh-kwin-uh-lohn, floor- ]
/ ˌflɔr əˈkwɪn ə loʊn, ˌflʊər- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a quinolone enhanced by fluorine, and the most common type of quinolone used to fight bacterial infections.
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Origin of fluoroquinolone

First recorded in 1980–85; fluoro- + quinolone
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