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kanamycin

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noun kana·my·cin \ˌka-nə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of kanamycin

  1. :  a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil streptomyces (Streptomyces kanamyceticus)



Origin and Etymology of kanamycin

New Latin kanamyceticus, specific epithet of Streptomyces kanamyceticus


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

kanamycin

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noun kana·my·cin \ˌkan-ə-ˈmīs-ən\

Medical Definition of kanamycin

  1. :  a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. kanamyceticus)




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