ciprofloxacin

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cip·ro·flox·a·cin

(sĭp′rō-flŏk′sə-sĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic analog of fluoroquinolone, C17H18FN3O3, that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.

[Alteration of cy(clo)- + pro(pyl) + -floxacin, fluoroquinolone suff. (fl(uoro)- + alteration of oxy- + probably cin(namic acid)).]
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ciprofloxacin

(ˌsɪprəʊˈflɒksəsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a broad-spectrum antibiotic used against Gram-negative bacteria. It is effective against anthrax
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Noun1.ciprofloxacin - an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
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ciprofloxacin

n ciprofloxacino, ciprofloxacina
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