Definition of minocycline in US English:

minocycline

noun

Pharmacology
  • A semi-synthetic tetracycline derivative used (as the hydrochloride) as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent; 6-demethyl-6-deoxy-7-dimethylaminotetracycline, C₂₃H₂₇N₃O₇.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 1966. From -mino- (in amino-) + -cycline.

Pronunciation

minocycline

/ˌmʌɪnəʊˈsʌɪkliːn/