rifampicin

US rifampin (rɪˈfæmpɪn)

/ (rɪˈfæmpɪsɪn) /

noun

a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, meningitis, and leprosy

Nearby words

  1. rietveld,
  2. rietveld, gerrit thomas,
  3. rievaulx abbey,
  4. rif,
  5. rifacimento,
  6. rifampin,
  7. rifamycin,
  8. rifaʿiya,
  9. rife,
  10. riff

Word Origin for rifampicin

C20: from rifam (y) cin, from Rififi, nickname of the original culture + -mycin + inserted pi (perazine)

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