# What is an antibiotic?

Jun 2, 2018

Antibiotic= Anti +Biotic.

#### Explanation:

Anti means prevention. Here the word Antibiotic is made from the words ANTI + BIOTIC.

They are medicines which

$\implies$prevent the growth

$\implies$destroys

$\implies$inhibits the growth of microbes

Microbes here generally means bacteria.

Here are some of the cases just for reference where the usage of antibiotics is needed and where it is rarely needed.

and here are some of the common antibiotics:-