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kanamycin

noun kana·my·cin \ˌka-nə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of KANAMYCIN

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

Origin of KANAMYCIN

New Latin kanamyceticus, specific epithet of Streptomyces kanamyceticus
First Known Use: 1957

kanamycin

noun kana·my·cin \ˌkan-ə-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KANAMYCIN

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

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