chlortetracycline

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

Definition of chlortetracycline

: 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

First Known Use of chlortetracycline

1953

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chlortetracycline

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

medical Definition of chlortetracycline

: 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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