griseofulvin


gris·eo·ful·vin

noun \ˌgri-zē-ō-ˈfl-vən, ˌgri-sē-, -ˈfəl-\

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

gris·eo·ful·vin

noun \ˌgriz-ē-ō-ˈfl-vən, ˌgris-, -ˈfəl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRISEOFULVIN

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

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