Definition of griseofulvin
: an antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systematically in treating superficial fungal infections
Origin of griseofulvin
New Latin griseofulvum, specific epithet of Penicillium griseofulvum, mold from which it is obtained
First Known Use: 1939
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up griseofulvin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).