Azithromycin meaning

ə-zĭthrə-mīsĭn
An antibiotic of the macrolide class used primarily to treat respiratory tract and skin infections.
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An antibiotic derived from erythromycin and used in treating various bacterial infections.
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A macrolide antibiotic, C38 H72 N2 O12 , used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
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Origin of azithromycin

  • az(o)– alteration of (er)ythromycin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition