chlortetracycline

noun

chlor·​tet·​ra·​cy·​cline ˌklȯr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce chlortetracycline (audio)
: a yellow crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C22H23ClN2O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces aureofaciens) and is sometimes used in animal feeds to stimulate growth

Examples of chlortetracycline in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chlortetracycline was in 1953

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“Chlortetracycline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlortetracycline. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlortetracycline

noun
chlor·​tet·​ra·​cy·​cline ˌklōr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn, ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chlortetracycline (audio)
: a yellow crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C22H23ClN2O8 produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. aureofaciens) and sometimes used in animal feeds to stimulate growth see aureomycin

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