broad–spectrum

adjective

Definition of broad–spectrum

  1. 1 :  effective against a wide range of organisms (such as insects or bacteria) a broad–spectrum antibiotic

  2. 2 :  effective in protecting skin from ultraviolet radiation by absorbing or blocking both UVA and UVB rays broad-spectrum sunscreens

First Known Use of broad–spectrum

1950


Medical Dictionary

broad–spectrum

adjective

Medical Definition of broad–spectrum

  1. 1:  effective against a wide range of organisms (as insects or bacteria) broad–spectrum antibiotics—compare narrow-spectrum

  2. 2:  effective in protecting skin from ultraviolet radiation by absorbing or blocking both UVA and UVB rays broad–spectrum suncreen

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