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chloramphenicol

noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ˌklr-ˌam-ˈfe-ni-ˌkl, -ˌkōl\

Definition of CHLORAMPHENICOL

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

chlor- + amide + phen- + nitr- + glycol
First Known Use: 1949
Medical Dictionary

chloramphenicol

noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ˌklōr-ˌam-ˈfen-i-ˌkl, ˌklr-, -ˌkōl\

Medical Definition of CHLORAMPHENICOL

:  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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