oxytetracycline

[ ok-si-te-truh-sahy-klin, -kleen ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a dull-yellow, crystalline antibiotic powder, C22H24N2O9, produced by Streptomyces rimosus, used chiefly in treating infections caused by streptococci, staphylococci, Gram-negative bacilli, rickettsiae, and certain protozoans and viruses.

Origin of oxytetracycline

1
First recorded in 1950–55; oxy-2 + tetracycline

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British Dictionary definitions for oxytetracycline

oxytetracycline

/ (ˌɒksɪˌtɛtrəˈsaɪklɪn) /


noun
  1. a broad-spectrum antibiotic, obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces rimosus, used in treating various infections. Formula: C 22 H 24 N 2 O 9: Abbreviation: OTC

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