erythromycin


eryth·ro·my·cin

noun \i-ˌrith-rə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of ERYTHROMYCIN

:  a broad-spectrum antibiotic C37H67NO13 produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces erythreus) and administered orally or topically

First Known Use of ERYTHROMYCIN

1952

eryth·ro·my·cin

noun \i-ˌrith-rə-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERYTHROMYCIN

: a broad-spectrum antibiotic C37H67NO13 that is produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. erythreus), resembles penicillin in antibacterial activity, and is effective also against amebas, treponemata, and pinworms; also : a preparation of the salt (as the estolate or stearate) of erythromycin—see ilosone, ilotycin

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