Meaning of oxytetracycline

ox•y•te•tra•cy•cline

Pronunciation: (ok"si-te"tru-sī'klin, -klēn), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a dull-yellow, crystalline antibiotic powder, CHNO, produced by Streptomyces rimosus, used chiefly in treating infections caused by streptococci, staphylococci, Gram-negative bacilli, rickettsiae, and certain protozoans and viruses.
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