cycloserine

noun

cy·​clo·​ser·​ine ˌsī-klō-ˈser-ˌēn How to pronounce cycloserine (audio)
: a broad-spectrum antibiotic C3H6N2O2 produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces orchidaceus) and used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cycloserine was in 1952

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“Cycloserine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycloserine. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cycloserine

noun
cy·​clo·​ser·​ine ˌsī-klō-ˈse(ə)r-ˌēn, ˌsik-lō- How to pronounce cycloserine (audio)
: a broad-spectrum antibiotic C3H6N2O2 produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. orchidaceus) and used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis

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