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antibiotic

Pronunciation: an′tē-bī-ot′ik

Definition:

  1. Relating to antibiosis.
  2. Prejudicial to life.
  3. A soluble substance derived from a mold or bacterium that kills or inhibits the growth of other microorganisms.

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