quinolone


quin·o·lone

noun \ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn\

Definition of QUINOLONE

:  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

quin·o·lone

noun \ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUINOLONE

: 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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