HyperDic: antibiotic

English > 2 senses of the word antibiotic:
NOUNartifactantibiotic, antibiotic druga chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
ADJECTIVEpertantibioticof or relating to antibiotic drugs
antibiotic > pronunciation
Soundsae.ntaybayaa'tihk; ae.ntiybiyaa'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > antibiotic: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to antibiotic drugs.
Spanishantibiótico
Catalanantibiòtic
Nounsantibiotica chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
English > antibiotic: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections.
Example"when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
Synonymantibiotic drug
NarrowerPrimaxintrade name for a parenteral antibiotic
actinomycinAny of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
amphotericinAn antibiotic and antifungal agent
antimycinA crystalline antibiotic active against various fungi
antineoplastic antibioticAn antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
aztreonam, AzactamAn antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe infections
bacitracinA polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms
carbomycinA colorless basic antibiotic that inhibits the growth of Gram-positive organisms
cephaloglycin, Kafocinantibiotic related to cephalosporin but no longer in common use
cephaloridineA broad spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic produced by modifying cephalosporin
cephalosporin, MefoxinOne of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin)
chloramphenicol, ChloromycetinAn oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
chlortetracycline, AureomycinA yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases
ciprofloxacin, CiproAn oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
cycloserineAn antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
dihydrostreptomycinantibiotic consisting of a hydrogenated form of streptomycin
doxorubicinAn antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
doxycycline, VibramycinAn antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections
erythromycin, Erythrocin, E-Mycin, Ethril, Ilosone, PediamycinAn antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus
gentamicin, GaramycinAn antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete
gramicidinAn antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium
kanamycin, Kantrexantibiotic (trade name Kantrex) used to treat severe infections
lincomycin, Lincocinantibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections
mitomycin, MutamycinA complex of antibiotic substances obtained from a streptomyces bacterium
mycomycinA highly unsaturated antibiotic acid obtained from an actinomycete
neomycin, fradicin, NeobioticAn antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
novobiocinAn antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used to treat infections by Gram-positive bacteria
nystatin, Mycostatin, NystanAn antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State
oxytetracycline, hydroxytetracycline, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, TerramycinA yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete
penicillinAny of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
polymyxinAny of several toxic antibiotics obtained from a particular soil bacterium
pyocyanaseA yellow-green mixture of antibiotics obtained from the bacillus of green pus
pyocyaninA toxic blue crystalline antibiotic found in green pus
spectinomycinAn antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea
streptomycinAn antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat tuberculosis
streptothricinA basic antibiotic derived from a soil actinomycete
subtilinA polypeptide antibiotic (similar to bacitracin) obtained from a soil bacterium
tobramycin, NebcinAn antibiotic (trade name Nebcin) that is especially effective against Gram-negative bacteria
tyrocidine, tyrocidinA basic polypeptide antibiotic derived from a soil bacterium
tyrothricinA mixture of antibiotics applied locally to infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria
vancomycin, VancocinAn antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections
viomycin, ViocinA basic polypeptide antibiotic (trade name Viocin) administered intramuscularly (along with other drugs) in the treatment of tuberculosis
Broaderantibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericideAny drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
Spanishantibiótico, droga antibiótica, medicamento antibiótico
Catalanantibiòtic
Adjectivesantibioticof or relating to antibiotic drugs

©2001-18 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict