Definition of chlortetracycline in English:



  • 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

    ‘These include the antibiotics polymyxin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride and neomycin sulfate.’
    • ‘They include chlortetracycline, erythromycin, neomycin, oxytetracycline, penicillin, and penicillin/streptomycin.’
    • ‘A team of researchers found that adding miniscule amounts of the antibiotic chlortetracycline to chicken feed would do the trick.’
    • ‘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.’



/ˌklôrtetrəˈsīklēn/ /ˌklɔrtɛtrəˈsaɪklin/