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Definitions for tetracycline
ˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klin, -klɪntetra·cy·cline

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tetracycline, Achromycinnoun

    an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections


  1. tetracyclinenoun

    An antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces bacterium.

  2. tetracyclinenoun

    Any antibiotic with the same general structure derived from tetracene with many hydroxyl and other groups.


  1. Tetracycline

    Tetracycline, sold under various brand names, is an oral antibiotic in the tetracyclines family of medications, used to treat a number of infections, including acne, cholera, brucellosis, plague, malaria, and syphilis.Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and loss of appetite. Other side effects include poor tooth development if used by children less than eight years of age, kidney problems, and sunburning easily. Use during pregnancy may harm the baby. It works by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacteria.Tetracycline was patented in 1953 and came into commercial use in 1978. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. Tetracycline is available as a generic medication. Tetracycline was originally made from bacteria of the genus Streptomyces.


  1. tetracycline

    Tetracycline is a type of antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It was discovered in the early 1940s and is known for its wide spectrum of activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasmas, rickettsiae, and protozoan parasites. Tetracycline works by inhibiting the bacteria's ability to produce proteins which are essential for their growth and reproduction. It's often used to treat acne, respiratory tract infections, genital and urinary infections, and certain types of intestinal infections, among other conditions.


  1. Tetracycline

    Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and is historically important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. Tetracycline is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Actisite is a thread-like fiber formulation used in dental applications. It is also used to produce several semisynthetic derivatives, which together are known as the tetracycline antibiotics. The term "tetracycline" is also used to denote the four-ring system of this compound; "tetracyclines" are related substances that contain the same four-ring system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tetracycline

    A naphthacene antibiotic that inhibits AMINO ACYL TRNA binding during protein synthesis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tetracycline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tetracycline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tetracycline in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Rose:

    That's actually something which was looked at carefully by the regulators when they approved this project, they looked to see if there were any potential environmental sources of tetracycline in the project release area and the conclusion was' No, there weren't.'.

  2. Anthony Shelton:

    However, when you want to release populations of males, you do not include tetracycline, so all the female larvae that are feeding on the artificial diet will die. And then you'll just have thousands and thousands of males which you can release in the field.

  3. Regulator Affairs Dr. Nathan Rose:

    And, the conclusion was that there was no risk of that and they restricted the releases to areas that were not going to have tetracycline presence in the wild. So, I don't see that as a concern, that is something [that] was looked at really carefully by the EPA.

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