chlortetracycline

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noun chlor·tet·ra·cy·cline \ˌklȯr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn\

Definition of chlortetracycline

  1. :  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

1953

First Known Use of chlortetracycline

1953


Medical Dictionary

chlortetracycline

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noun chlor·tet·ra·cy·cline \ˌklōr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn, ˌklȯr-\

Medical Definition of chlortetracycline

  1. :  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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