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Meaning of griseofulvin

gris•e•o•ful•vin

Pronunciation: (griz"ē-ō-fool'vin, -ful'-, gris"-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic, CHClO, obtained from a species of Penicillium, used in the treatment of ringworm and other fungous infections of the skin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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