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Meaning of chlortetracycline

chlor•tet•ra•cy•cline

Pronunciation: (klôr-te"tru-sī'klin, -klēn, klōr-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, antibiotic powder, CHNOCl, biosynthesized by Streptomyces aureofaciens, used in the treatment of infections.
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