narrow-spectrum

adjective
nar·​row-spec·​trum | \ ˈnar-(ˌ)ō-ˈspek-trəm, ˈnar-ə- How to pronounce narrow-spectrum (audio) \

Medical Definition of narrow-spectrum

: effective against only a limited range of organisms narrow-spectrum antibiotics effective only against gram-negative bacteria — compare broad-spectrum

Comments on narrow-spectrum

What made you want to look up narrow-spectrum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

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!