an antibiotic, CHNO, derived from cultures of an actinomycetous bacterium (Streptomyces rimosus)
Origin of oxytetracyclineoxy- + tetra- + cycl(ic) + -ine
A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O9, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces rimosus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
(countable and uncountable, plural oxytetracyclines)
oxy- +"Ž tetracycline