nystatin


nys·ta·tin

noun \ˈnis-tə-tən\

Definition of NYSTATIN

:  an antifungal antibiotic that is derived from a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces noursei) and is used especially to treat candidiasis

Origin of NYSTATIN

New York State (where it was developed) + 1-in
First Known Use: 1952

nys·ta·tin

noun \ˈnis-tət-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NYSTATIN

: an antibiotic that is derived from a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. noursei) and is used especially in the treatment of candidiasis—called also fungicidin

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