antibiotics meaning

  • Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type of antimicrobial used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.
  • Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 20th century, and have together with vaccination led to the near eradication of diseases such as tuberculosis in the developed world.
  • The era of antibacterial chemotherapy began with the discovery of arsphenamine, first synthesized by Alfred Bertheim and Paul Ehrlich in 1907, used to treat syphilis.

    Definition of antibiotics in English Dictionary

  • NounBFantibioticPREanti-SUF-ics
    1. plural of antibiotic.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • He casually prescribed throat paint and some antibiotic drugs.
        • Second, the antibiotic adopted in our RCT was cefathiamidine rather than cefazolin used in other studies.
        • Usually antibiotic administration is recommended until there is no evidence of infection clinically and hematologically.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms

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      Look-Alike Words
      1. en antibiotic
      2. en lantibiotics
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of antibiotics for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "antibiotics" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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