ciprofloxacin

noun cip·ro·flox·a·cin \ ˌsi-prə-ˈfläk-sə-sən , -prō- \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of ciprofloxacin

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of ciprofloxacin

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


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ciprofloxacin

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

medical Definition of ciprofloxacin

: 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

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