griseofulvin[gris′ē ō fo̵ol′vin, griz′-]
griseofulvin definition by Webster's New World
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an oral antibiotic, CHClO, taken to treat serious fungal infections of the skin, nails, etc.
griseofulvin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
Origin: From New Latin (Pēnīcillium) grīseofulvum, species of penicillium (Medieval Latin grīseus, griseous; see griseous + Latin fulvum, neuter of fulvus, tawny; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots) + -in.
griseofulvin - Medical Definition
An antibiotic administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.