ALL meanings of chloramphenicol

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  • noun chloramphenicol a broad-spectrum antibiotic used esp in treating typhoid fever and rickettsial infections: obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae or synthesized. Formula: C11H12N2O5Cl2 3
  • noun chloramphenicol an antibiotic drug, C11H12Cl2N2O5, prepared synthetically or isolated from a bacillus (Streptomyces venezuelae) 3
  • noun chloramphenicol a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble antibiotic, C 11 H 12 Cl 2 N 2 O 5 , obtained from cultures of Streptomyces venezuelae or synthesized: used chiefly in the treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria, by rickettsiae, and by certain viruses. 1
  • noun chloramphenicol (medicine) A broad-spectrum antibiotic originally derived from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae but now produced synthetically. 0
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