One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An antibiotic of the tetracycline group, active against many bacterial and fungal infections.
This antibiotic is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens or produced synthetically
- ‘They include chlortetracycline, erythromycin, neomycin, oxytetracycline, penicillin, and penicillin/streptomycin.’
- ‘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.’
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