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chloramphenicol

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noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ˌklȯr-ˌam-ˈfe-ni-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl\

Definition of chloramphenicol

  1. :  a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces venezuelae) or prepared synthetically



Origin of chloramphenicol

chlor- + amide + phen- + nitr- + glycol


First Known Use: 1949


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chloramphenicol

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noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ˌklōr-ˌam-ˈfen-i-ˌkȯl, ˌklȯr-, -ˌkōl\

Medical Definition of chloramphenicol

  1. :  a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. venezuelae) or prepared synthetically—see chloromycetin




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