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quinolone

[ kwin-uh-lohn ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, derived from hydroxylated quinoline, that suppresses the reproduction of bacteria by inhibiting DNA replication.


quinolone

/ ˈkwɪnəˌləʊn /

noun

  1. any of a group of synthetic antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, that inactivate an enzyme required for the replication of certain microorganisms


quinolone

/ kwĭnə-lōn′ /

  1. Any of a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quinolone1

First recorded in 1890–95; quinol(ine) ( def ) + -one ( def )

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