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

Recent Examples of griseofulvin from the Web

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

Origin and Etymology of griseofulvin

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


Medical Dictionary

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

Learn More about griseofulvin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up griseofulvin? 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

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!