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griseofulvin

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noun gris·eo·ful·vin \ˌgri-zē-ō-ˈfu̇l-vən, ˌgri-sē-, -ˈfəl-\

Definition of griseofulvin

  1. :  an antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systematically in treating superficial fungal infections



Origin and Etymology of griseofulvin

New Latin griseofulvum, specific epithet of Penicillium griseofulvum, mold from which it is obtained


First Known Use: 1939


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griseofulvin

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noun gris·eo·ful·vin \ˌgriz-ē-ō-ˈfu̇l-vən, ˌgris-, -ˈfəl-\

Medical Definition of griseofulvin

  1. :  a fungistatic antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systemically in treating superficial infections by fungi especially of the genera Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton




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