noun Etymology: probably from International Scientific Vocabulary ci- (alteration of cycl-) + propyl + fluor- + ox- + az- + -mycin Date: 1983 a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C17H18FN3O3 that is a fluorinated derivative of quinolone and is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride

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