ciprofloxacin

play
noun cip·ro·flox·a·cin \ˌsi-prə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -prō-\

Definition of ciprofloxacin

  1. :  a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic C17H18FN3O3 that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H18FN3O3·HCl and is effective especially against gram-negative bacteria

Recent Examples of ciprofloxacin from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ciprofloxacin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of ciprofloxacin

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary ci- (alteration of cycl-) + propyl + fluor- + ox- + az- + -mycin


Medical Dictionary

ciprofloxacin

play
noun cip·ro·flox·a·cin \ˌsip-rə-ˈfläk-sə-sən, -rō-\

Medical Definition of ciprofloxacin

  1. :  a fluoroquinolone C17H18FN3O3 that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H18FN3O3·HCl and is effective especially against gram-negative bacteria—see cipro


Learn More about ciprofloxacin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ciprofloxacin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!