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streptomycin

noun strep·to·my·cin \-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of STREPTOMYCIN

:  an antibiotic organic base C21H39N7O12 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces griseus), is active against many bacteria, and is used especially in the treatment of infections (as tuberculosis) by gram-negative bacteria

First Known Use of STREPTOMYCIN

1944

streptomycin

noun strep·to·my·cin \-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STREPTOMYCIN

:  an antibiotic organic base C21H39N7O12 that is produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. griseus), is active against bacteria, and is used especially in the treatment of infections (as tuberculosis) by gram-negative bacteria

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