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chlo•ram•phen•i•col



Pronunciation: (klôr"am-fen'i-kôl", -kol", klōr"-), [key]
n. Pharm.
a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble antibiotic, C11H12Cl2N2O5, obtained from cultures of Streptomyces venezuelae or synthesized: used chiefly in the treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria, by rickettsiae, and by certain viruses.

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chloraminechloranil
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