antibiotic

an•ti•bi•ot•ic
[[t]ˌæn tɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-, ˌæn ti-, -taɪ-[/t]] n.
1) biochem. any of a large group of chemical substances, as penicillin and streptomycin, that are produced by various microorganisms and fungi, have the capacity in dilute solutions to inhibit the growth of or to destroy bacteria and other microorganisms, and are used in the treatment of infectious diseases
2) biochem. of or involving antibiotics
Etymology: 1895–1900 an`ti•bi•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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