noun. an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever).
- antibiotic drug
Example sentences of the word chloramphenicol
1. Noun, singular or mass
Bactrim is most frequently prescribed, while Baytril is sometimes used for adult piggies and chloramphenicol and doxycycline are used on occasion.
2. Verb, base form
If your dog shows side effects to chloramphenicol**, contact your vet to discuss an alternative antibiotic.