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puromycin

noun pu·ro·my·cin \ˌpyr-ə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of PUROMYCIN

:  an antibiotic C22H29N7O5 that is obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces alboniger) and is a potent inhibitor of protein synthesis

Origin of PUROMYCIN

purine + -o- + -mycin
First Known Use: 1953

puromycin

noun pu·ro·my·cin \ˌpyr-ə-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUROMYCIN

:  an antibiotic C22H29N7O5 that is obtained from an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. alboniger) and is used especially as a potent inhibitor of protein synthesis in microorganisms and mammalian cells

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