Share this entry

Share this page

oxytetracycline

Line breaks: oxy|tetra|cyc¦line
Pronunciation: /ˌɒksɪtɛtrəˈsʌɪkliːn
 
/

Definition of oxytetracycline in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic related to tetracycline, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Example sentences
  • The antibiotics normally used are oxytetracycline or tetracycline or erythromycin.
  • The screen also identified four genes that make yeast sensitive to tetracycline and oxytetracycline, which are antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease, pneumonia, acne, bladder infections and ulcers.
  • High antibody titres may indicate current or previous tubal infection, and both partners should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic (such as oxytetracycline, erythromycin, azithromycin, or ofloxacin).

Definition of oxytetracycline in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…