noun \ˌnō-və-ˈbī-ə-sən\

Definition of NOVOBIOCIN

:  a weak dibasic acid C31H36N2O11 that is highly toxic to humans and is sometimes used as an antimicrobial drug in some serious cases of staphylococcic and urinary tract infection


novo- (perhaps modification of Latin niveus snowy, specific epithet of the bacterium Streptomyces niveus) + bi- + -mycin
First Known Use: 1956


noun \ˌnō-və-ˈbī-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOVOBIOCIN

: a highly toxic antibiotic that is a weak dibasic acid C31H36N2O11 and is used in some serious cases of staphylococcal and urinary tract infection


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