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quinolone

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noun quin·o·lone \ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn\

Definition of quinolone

  1. :  any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA



Origin of quinolone

quinoline + -one


First Known Use: 1936


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quinolone

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noun quin·o·lone \ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn\

Medical Definition of quinolone

  1. :  any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA; especially :  fluoroquinolone




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