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griseofulvin

Pronunciation: gris'e-o-ful'vin

Definition: A fungistatic antibiotic produced by Penicillium griseofulvin, P. patulum, and P. janczewskii; used in the systemic treatment of superficial fungal infections caused by the dermatophytes Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton; inhibits microtubule assembly.

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