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quinolone

noun quin·o·lone \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

quinolone

noun quin·o·lone \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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