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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.]
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(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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|Noun||1.||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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