[ ri-fam-pin ]
/ rɪˈfæm pɪn /
Save This Word!
a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, C43H58N4O12, used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy.
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Words nearby rifampin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Medical definitions for rifampin
[ rĭ-făm′pĭn ]
A semisynthetic antibiotic, derived from a form of rifamycin, that interferes with the synthesis of RNA and is used to treat bacterial and viral diseases.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.