fluoroquinolone

noun flu·o·ro·quin·o·lone \ ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of fluoroquinolone

: any of a group of fluorinated derivatives of quinolone that are used as antibacterial drugs

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1984

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fluoroquinolone

noun flu·o·ro·quin·o·lone \ -ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn \

medical Definition of fluoroquinolone

: any of a group of fluorinated derivatives (such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin) of quinolone that are used as antibacterial drugs

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