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quinolone

[ kwin-uh-lohn ]
/ ˈkwɪn ə loʊn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, derived from hydroxylated quinoline, that suppresses the reproduction of bacteria by inhibiting DNA replication.
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Origin of quinolone

First recorded in 1890–95; quinol(ine) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for quinolone

quinolone
/ (ˈkwɪnəˌləʊn) /

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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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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