an oral antibiotic, CHClO, taken to treat serious fungal infections of the skin, nails, etc.
Origin of griseofulvin; from 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
An antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
Origin of griseofulvinNew Latin (P&emacron;n&imacron;cillium) gr&imacron;seofulvum, species of penicillium (Medieval Latin gr&imacron;seus, 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.