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doxycycline

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noun doxy·cy·cline \ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn\

Definition of doxycycline

  1. :  a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 with potent antibacterial activity that is often taken by travelers to prevent diarrhea



Origin and Etymology of doxycycline

deoxy- + tetracycline


First Known Use: 1966


Medical Dictionary

doxycycline

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noun doxy·cy·cline \ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn\

Medical Definition of doxycycline

  1. :  a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections




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