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chlor-
Chlor-Trimeton
Chlora perfoliata
chloracne
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chloral hydrate
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chloramphenicol definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever) [syn: chloramphenicol, Chloromycetin]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: chlor- + amide + phen- + nitr- + glycol Date: 1949 a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces venezuelae) or prepared synthetically

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Pharm. an antibiotic prepared from Streptomyces venezuelae or produced synthetically and used esp. against typhoid fever. Etymology: CHLORO- + AMIDE + PHENO- + NITRO- + GLYCOL



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