rifabutin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From rifa- (rifamycin derivative).

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Noun[edit]

rifabutin (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A bactericidal antibiotic, primarily used in the treatment of tuberculosis, whose effect is based on blocking the DNA-dependent RNA-polymerase of the bacteria.