[griz-ee-oh-foo l-vin, -fuhl-, gris-]
an antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, obtained from a species of Penicillium, used in the treatment of ringworm and other fungous infections of the skin.
Origin of griseofulvin
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an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections
Word Origin for griseofulvin
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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An antibiotic administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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