Griseofulvin meaning

grĭzē-ə-fŭlvĭn
An antibiotic, C17 H17 ClO6 , administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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An oral antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, taken to treat serious fungal infections of the skin, nails, etc.
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An antibiotic, C17 H17 ClO6 , administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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Any of a class of antifungal drugs used in humans and animals.
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Origin of griseofulvin

  • New Latin (Pēnīcillium) grīseofulvum species of penicillium (Medieval Latin grīseus griseous griseous) (Latin fulvum) (neuter of fulvus tawny ghel-2 in Indo-European roots) –in

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

  • Penicillium griseofulvum, the mould from which it is derived, and -in.

    From Wiktionary