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ciprofloxacin

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noun cip·ro·flox·a·cin \ˌsi-prə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -prō-\

Definition of ciprofloxacin

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

ciprofloxacin

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noun cip·ro·flox·a·cin \ˌsip-rə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -rō-\

Medical Definition of ciprofloxacin

  1. :  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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