ciprofloxacin


cip·ro·flox·a·cin

noun \ˌsi-prə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -prō-\

Definition of CIPROFLOXACIN

:  a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C17H18FN3O3 that is a fluorinated derivative of quinolone and is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride

Origin of CIPROFLOXACIN

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary ci- (alteration of cycl-) + propyl + fluor- + ox- + az- + -mycin
First Known Use: 1983

cip·ro·flox·a·cin

noun \ˌsip-rə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -rō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CIPROFLOXACIN

: a fluoroquinolone C17H18FN3O3 that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H18FN3O3·HCl and is effective especially against gram-negative bacteria—see cipro

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