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Antibiotics

Definition:

A class of natural or man-made substances, such as penicillin, that kill or inhibit the growth of some micro-organisms.

Source: GreenFacts, based on CoRIS, Glossary 

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Antibiotics are widely used as medication against disease-causing bacteria. However, bacteria can acquire resistance to particular antibiotics through mutation or gene transfer.

Antibiotics are not effective against viruses.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Bacteria - Micro-organism - Mutation - Virus

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Antibiotika
Español: Antibióticos
Français: Antibiotiques
Nederlands: Antibiotica

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