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oxytetracycline

[ ok-si-te-truh-sahy-klin, -kleen ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klɪn, -klin /
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noun Pharmacology.
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.
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Origin of oxytetracycline

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

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British Dictionary definitions for oxytetracycline

oxytetracycline
/ (ˌɒksɪˌtɛtrəˈsaɪklɪn) /

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

oxytetracycline
[ ŏk′sē-tĕt′rə-sīklĭn, -klēn′ ]

n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces rimosus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
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