antibiotic

Definition of antibiotic

n.1.A chemical substance derived from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections.
2.any chemical substance having therapeutically useful antibacterial or antifungal activity; - used commonly but loosely for synthetic as well as natural antimicrobial agents.
adj.1.of or pertaining to an antibiotic.
2.having antimicrobial activity; capable of killing microbes.

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