antibiotic
I. adjective Date: 1894 1. tending to prevent, inhibit, or destroy life 2. of or relating to antibiotics or to antibiosis • antibiotically adverb II. noun Date: 1943 a substance produced by or a semisynthetic substance derived from a microorganism and able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill another microorganism

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  • antibiotic — ANTIBIÓTIC, Ă, antibiotici, ce, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Substanţă organică solubilă, produsă de unele microorganisme animale şi vegetale, care are capacitatea de a distruge anumiţi microbi sau de a le opri dezvoltarea, fapt pentru care se utilizează… …   Dicționar Român

  • antibiotic — adj. 1. of or pertaining to an antibiotic. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having antimicrobial activity; capable of killing microbes. [PJC] {antibiotically}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antibiotic — an ti*bi*ot ic n. 1. A chemical substance derived from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections. Syn: wonder drug [WordNet 1.5] 2. any chemical substance having therapeutically useful antibacterial or antifungal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antibiotic — antibiotic. См. антибиотик. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • antibiotic — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antibiotic — (adj.) 1894, destructive to micro organisms, from Fr. antibiotique (c.1889), from anti against (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + biotique of (microbial) life, from L.L. bioticus of life (see BIOTIC (Cf. biotic)). As a noun, first recorded 1941 in works of …   Etymology dictionary

  • antibiotic — [n] medicine amoxicillin, ampicillin, erythromycin, penicillin, streptomycin, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, tetracycline, wonder drug*; concept 307 …   New thesaurus

  • antibiotic — ► NOUN ▪ a medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys bacteria. ORIGIN from Greek bi tikos fit for life …   English terms dictionary

  • antibiotic — ☆ antibiotic [an΄tibī ät′ik, an΄tibēät′ik ] adj. 1. of antibiosis 2. destroying bacteria and other microorganisms or inhibiting their growth 3. of antibiotics n. any of certain chemical substances produced by various microorganisms, specif.… …   English World dictionary

  • Antibiotic — In modern usage, an antibiotic is a chemotherapeutic agent with activity against microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi or protozoa. [cite book|author=Davey PG|chapter=Antimicrobial chemotherapy|editor=Ledingham JGG, Warrell DA|title=Concise… …   Wikipedia

  • antibiotic — n. 1) to prescribe an antibiotic 2) to take an antibiotic 3) a broad spectrum antibiotic * * * [ˌæntɪbaɪ ɒtɪk] a broad spectrum antibiotic to prescribe an antibiotic to take an antibiotic …   Combinatory dictionary

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