griseofulvin

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gris·e·o·ful·vin

 (grĭz′ē-ə-fŭl′vĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

[New Latin (Pēnīcillium) grīseofulvum, species of penicillium (Medieval Latin grīseus, griseous; see griseous + Latin fulvum, neuter of fulvus, tawny; see ghel- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]

griseofulvin

(ˌɡrɪzɪəʊˈfʊlvɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections
[C20: from New Latin, from Penicillium griseofulvum dierckx (fungus from which it was isolated), from Medieval Latin griseus grey + Latin fulvus reddish yellow]
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Noun1.griseofulvin - a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide - any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
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griseofulvin

n griseofulvina
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Deep infections especially nail infections will require systemic treatments such as Grisovin (Griseofluvin) or Nizoral (Ketoconazole), which target the nail bed and act on the membranes of fungal cells to prevent active growth.