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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Research has found that the antibiotic rifampin, which is used to treat tuberculosis, and griseofulvin, a drug used to treat fungal infections, may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control pills. Korin Miller, SELF, "Can Antibiotics Actually Make Your Birth Control Fail?," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of griseofulvin

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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