griseofulvin

[ griz-ee-oh-fool-vin, -fuhl-, gris- ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. an antifungal medication, produced from the fungus Penicillium griseofulvin and taken orally to treat ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin.

Origin of griseofulvin

1
First recorded in 1935–40; from New Latin griseofulv(um), equivalent to Medieval Latin grīse(us) griseous + New Latin -o- -o- + Latin fulvum, neuter of fulvus “tawny, yellow-brown” + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for griseofulvin

griseofulvin

/ (ˌɡrɪzɪəʊˈfʊlvɪn) /


noun
  1. an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections

Origin of griseofulvin

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C20: from New Latin, from Penicillium griseofulvum dierckx (fungus from which it was isolated), from Medieval Latin griseus grey + Latin fulvus reddish yellow

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