an oral antibiotic, CHClO, taken to treat serious fungal infections of the skin, nails, etc.
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
An antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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.