Definitions for antibiotic
ˌæn tɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-, ˌæn ti-, -taɪ-an·tibi·ot·ic
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antibiotic, antibiotic drugadjective
a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
"when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
of or relating to antibiotic drugs
any chemical substance having therapeutically useful antibacterial or antifungal activity; -- used commonly but loosely for synthetic as well as natural antimicrobial agents.
having antimicrobial activity; capable of killing microbes.
Any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.
Of or relating to antibiotics.
Etymology: From antibiotique, coined in 1889 by P. Vuillemin from anti- and biotique, from βιωτικός (from βίος, from gʷeih₃w-), perhaps influenced by ἀντίϐιος
An antibiotic is a type of medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms, particularly bacteria. It is used to prevent and treat infections caused by bacteria by killing them or inhibiting their replication. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses.
The numerical value of antibiotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of antibiotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Cubist is a company that built itself into an antibiotic power when bigger companies were getting out the business.
The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.
He kept giving me antibiotic after antibiotic, thinking I had a virus.
We’ve seen this with COVID, cOVID anywhere becomes COVID everywhere, eventually. And antibiotic resistance anywhere can become antibiotic resistance everywhere, if we don’t all do our part.
Doctors are often under a lot of time pressure, so doctors can also provide resources to guide patients, like hand-outs and, if appropriate, websites that have more information about appropriate antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance( e.g. www.cdc.gov/getsmart).
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- مضاد حيويArabic
- antibiòticCatalan, Valencian
- antibiotikum, antibiotickýCzech
- Antibiotikum, antibiotischGerman
- antibioottinen, antibioottiFinnish
- प्रतिजैविक, एंटीबायोटिक दवाओंHindi
- ანტიბიოტიკური, ანტიბიოტიკიGeorgian
- 항생물질, 항생제Korean
- антибиотски, антибиотикMacedonian
- antibiotisk, antibiotikumNorwegian
- антибиотик, антибиоти́ческийRussian
- kháng sinh, trụ sinhVietnamese
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