Meaning of chloramphenicol
Pronunciation: (klôr"am-fen'i-kôl", -kol", klōr"-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble antibiotic, CHClNO, obtained from cultures of Streptomyces venezuelae or synthesized: used chiefly in the treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria, by rickettsiae, and by certain viruses.
- chloramphenicol (Thesaurus)