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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While the penitrems and griseofulvin are biosynthetically distinct, the former being indole and isoprene-derived and the latter a polyketide, inclusion of chlorine in the molecule is a characteristic which griseofulvin has in common with several penitrems including the most abundant penitrem A (15).
Griseofulvin, the active ingredient if Grisovin is generally well tolerated and can be used for children.