chlortetracycline

noun
chlor·​tet·​ra·​cy·​cline | \ ˌklȯr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce chlortetracycline (audio) \

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

Examples of chlortetracycline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pig Zero trumpets the benefits of coupling tiamulin with chlortetracycline, a drug made by Elanco’s competitors that both American and international regulators consider medically important to humans. Danny Hakim, New York Times, 7 June 2019 Drugs were marketed by the barrel; a 50-pound chlortetracycline bag advertised in 1972 in The Herald, in Jasper, Ind., cost $9.25. Danny Hakim, New York Times, 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of chlortetracycline

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Chlortetracycline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlortetracycline. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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chlortetracycline

noun
chlor·​tet·​ra·​cy·​cline | \ ˌklōr-ˌte-trə-ˈsī-ˌklēn, ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chlortetracycline (audio) \

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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