Quinolone definition

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Any of a class of synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs derived from quinoline compounds.
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Any of a class of synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs derived from quinoline compounds.
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Any of a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quinolone
Plural:
quinolones

Origin of quinolone

  • quinol(ine) –one

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