Meaning of clindamycin

clin•da•my•cin

Pronunciation: (klin"du-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a toxic semisynthetic antibiotic, CHClNOS, used to treat serious infections chiefly due to various anaerobic bacteria, esp. Bacteroides.
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