narrow-spectrum

adjective

nar·​row-spec·​trum ˈnar-(ˌ)ō-ˈspek-trəm, ˈnar-ə- How to pronounce narrow-spectrum (audio)
: effective against only a limited range of organisms
narrow-spectrum antibiotics effective only against gram-negative bacteria
compare broad-spectrum

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“Narrow-spectrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/narrow-spectrum. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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