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erythromycin

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noun eryth·ro·my·cin \i-ˌrith-rə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of erythromycin

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



1952

First Known Use of erythromycin

1952


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erythromycin

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noun eryth·ro·my·cin \i-ˌrith-rə-ˈmīs-ən\

Medical Definition of erythromycin

  1. :  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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