Origin of griseofulvinfrom Modern Latin griseofulvum, epithet for species of Penicillium (see penicillium) from which it was obtained ( from Medieval Latin griseus, gray + Classical Latin fulvus, reddish-yellow) + -in
Origin of griseofulvinNew 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
Penicillium griseofulvum, the mould from which it is derived, and -in.