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Pronunciation:  `antibI'√Ętik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
  2. [adj]  of or relating to antibiotic drugs

ANTIBIOTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antibiotic drug, wonder drug
 See Also: actinomycin, amphotericin, antibacterial, antibacterial drug, antimycin, antineoplastic antibiotic, Aureomycin, Azactam, aztreonam, bacitracin, bactericide, carbomycin, cephaloglycin, cephaloridine, cephalosporin, chloramphenicol, Chloromycetin, chloroquine, chlortetracycline, Cipro, ciprofloxacin, cycloserine, dihydrostreptomycin, doxorubicin, doxycycline, E-Mycin, Erythrocin, erythromycin, Ethril, fradicin, Garamycin, gentamicin, gramicidin, hydroxytetracycline, Ilosone, Kafocin, kanamycin, Kantrex, Lincocin, lincomycin, Mefoxin, mitomycin, Mutamycin, mycomycin, Mycostatin, Nebcin, Neobiotic, neomycin, novobiocin, Nystan, nystatin, oxytetracycline, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, Pediamycin, penicillin, polymyxin, Primaxin, pyocyanase, pyocyanin, spectinomycin, streptomycin, streptothricin, subtilin, Terramycin, tobramycin, tyrocidin, tyrocidine, tyrothricin, Vancocin, vancomycin, Vibramycin, Viocin, viomycin



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: chemical substances, produced by living organisms or synthesized (created) in laboratories, for the purpose of killing other organisms that cause disease.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A substance such as penicillin or tetracycline that is able to kill or inhibit the growth of certain microorganisms.
 Definition: A class of natural and synthetic compounds that inhibit the growth of or kill other microorganisms. (See Antibiotic resistance, Bacteriocide, Bacteriostat.)
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acaricide, actinomycin, alexipharmic, amphotericin, antacid, anthelmintic, antidotal, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antitoxic, bacitracin, bacteriostatic, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, carbomycin, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, Chloromycetin, chlortetracycline, cloxacillin, contact poison, defoliant, dihydrostreptomycin, disinfectant, eradicant, erythromycin, febrifugal, fradicin, fumigant, fungicide, germicide, gramicidin, griseofulvin, herbicide, insect powder, insecticide, methicillin, microbicide, miticide, mitomycin, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, penicillin, pesticide, poison, rat poison, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, stomach poison, streptomycin, streptothricin, subtilin, sulfa, systemic, systemic insecticide, Terramycin, tetracycline, toxic, toxicant, toxin, tylocin, tyrothricin, vancomycin, venin, venom, vermicide, viomycin, virus, weed killer