chloramphenicol

noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ ˌklȯr-ˌam-ˈfe-ni-ˌkȯl , -ˌkōl \

Definition of chloramphenicol

: a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces venezuelae) or prepared synthetically

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Origin and Etymology of chloramphenicol

chlor- + amide + phen- + nitr- + glycol


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chloramphenicol

noun chlor·am·phen·i·col \ ˌklōr-ˌam-ˈfen-i-ˌkȯl, ˌklȯr-, -ˌkōl \

medical Definition of chloramphenicol

: a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. venezuelae) or prepared synthetically

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