Chloramphenicol meaning

klôr'ăm-fĕn'ĭ-kôl', -kŏl', -kōl'
A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C11 H12 Cl2 N2 O5 , derived from the soil bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae or produced synthetically.
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An antibiotic drug, C11H12Cl2N2O5, prepared synthetically or isolated from a bacillus (Streptomyces venezuelae)
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A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C11 H12 Cl2 N2 O5 , derived from the soil bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae or produced synthetically.
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An antibiotic derived from the soil bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae or produced synthetically, and effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Chemical formula: C11H12Cl2N2O5.
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(medicine) A broad-spectrum antibiotic originally derived from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae but now produced synthetically.
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Origin of chloramphenicol

  • chlor(o)– am(ide) phe(no)– ni(tro)– (gly)col
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition