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Meaning of tetracycline

tet•ra•cy•cline

Pronunciation: (te"tru-sī'klēn, -klin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic, CHHO, derived from chlortetracycline, used in medicine to treat a broad variety of infections.
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