streptothricin


strep·to·thri·cin

noun \-ˈthrī-sən, -ˈthri-\

Definition of STREPTOTHRICIN

:  any of a group of related basic antibiotics produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active especially against bacteria

Origin of STREPTOTHRICIN

New Latin Streptothric-, Streptothrix, genus of bacteria, from strepto- + Greek trich-, thrix hair
First Known Use: 1926

strep·to·thri·cin

noun \ˌstrep-tō-ˈthrīs-ən, -ˈthris-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STREPTOTHRICIN

: a basic antibiotic C19H34N8O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. lavendulae) and is active especially against bacteria; also : any of several related antibiotics

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