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griseofulvin

[ griz-ee-oh-fool-vin, -fuhl-, gris- ]
/ ˌgrɪz i oʊˈfʊl vɪn, -ˈfʌl-, ˌgrɪs- /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, obtained from a species of Penicillium, used in the treatment of ringworm and other fungous infections of the skin.

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Origin of griseofulvin

1935–40; <New Latin griseofulv(um) epithet of a species of Penicillium (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

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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Medical definitions for griseofulvin

griseofulvin
[ grĭzē-ə-fŭl′vĭn ]

n.

An antibiotic administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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