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An antibiotic of the tetracycline group, active against many bacterial and fungal infections.
- ‘In the early 1980s, Batchelder laced the soil of young greenhouse plants with up to 180 parts per million of chlortetracycline or oxytetracycline, which are common livestock-growth promoters.’
- ‘These include the antibiotics polymyxin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride and neomycin sulfate.’
- ‘A team of researchers found that adding miniscule amounts of the antibiotic chlortetracycline to chicken feed would do the trick.’
- ‘They include chlortetracycline, erythromycin, neomycin, oxytetracycline, penicillin, and penicillin/streptomycin.’
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