noun, plural rifacimenti
[ri-fah-chi-men-tee; Italian ree-fah-chee-men-tee] /rɪˌfɑ tʃɪˈmɛn ti; Italian riˌfɑ tʃiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA)
a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.
noun, Islam. 1. a band of dervishes who achieved ecstasy during prayer by violent body movements and self-inflicted pain: formed in the 12th century; outlawed in 1925.
noun 1. a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, meningitis, and leprosy
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, C 4 3 H 5 8 N 4 O 1 2 , used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy. rifampin ri·fam·pin (rĭ-fām’pĭn) or ri·fam·pi·cin (-pĭ-sĭn) n. A semisynthetic antibiotic, derived from a form of rifamycin, that interferes with the synthesis of […]
rifamycin rif·a·my·cin (rĭf’ə-mī’sĭn) n. Any of a group of antibiotics originally isolated from a strain of the soil microorganism Streptomyces mediterranei, used in the treatment of leprosy, tuberculosis, and other bacterial diseases.