chlortetracycline


chlor·tet·ra·cy·cline

noun \ˌklr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn\

Definition of CHLORTETRACYCLINE

:  a yellow crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C22H23ClN2O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces aureofaciens) and is sometimes used in animal feeds to stimulate growth

First Known Use of CHLORTETRACYCLINE

1953

chlor·tet·ra·cy·cline

noun \ˌklōr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn, ˌklr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHLORTETRACYCLINE

: a yellow crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C22H23ClN2O8 produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. aureofaciens) and sometimes used in animal feeds to stimulate growth—see aureomycin

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