doxycycline [dok-see-sahy-kleen, -klin] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.
- a synthetic analog of a broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline drug, C22H24N2O8, used against a wide range of susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.
Origin of doxycycline contraction of deoxytetracycline British Dictionary definitions for doxycycline doxycycline noun
- a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat conditions caused by a wide range of bacteria, including anthrax
doxycycline in Medicine doxycycline [dŏk′sĭ-sī′klēn′, -klĭn] n.
- An antibacterial derived from tetracycline.