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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 of griseofulvin

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


First Known Use: 1939


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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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