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quinolone

/ (ˈkwɪnəˌləʊn) /
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noun
any of a group of synthetic antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, that inactivate an enzyme required for the replication of certain microorganisms
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Medical definitions for quinolone

quinolone
[ kwĭnə-lōn′ ]

n.
Any of a class of synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs derived from quinoline compounds.
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Scientific definitions for quinolone

quinolone
[ kwĭnə-lōn′ ]

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