quinolone

noun quin·o·lone \ ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn \

Definition of quinolone

:any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA

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Origin and Etymology of quinolone

quinoline + -one


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quinolone

noun quin·o·lone \ ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn \

medical Definition of quinolone

:any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA; especially :fluoroquinolone

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