griseofulvin

noun gris·eo·ful·vin \ ˌgri-zē-ō-ˈfu̇l-vən , ˌgri-sē- , -ˈfəl- \

Definition of griseofulvin

: an antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systematically in treating superficial fungal infections

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Origin and Etymology of griseofulvin

New Latin griseofulvum, specific epithet of Penicillium griseofulvum, mold from which it is obtained


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griseofulvin

noun gris·eo·ful·vin \ ˌgriz-ē-ō-ˈfu̇l-vən , ˌgris- , -ˈfəl- \

medical Definition of griseofulvin

: a fungistatic antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systemically in treating superficial infections by fungi especially of the genera Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton

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