vancomycin


van·co·my·cin

noun \ˌvaŋ-kə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of VANCOMYCIN

:  an antibiotic C66H75Cl2N9O24 derived from an actinomycete (Amycolatopsis orientalis syn. Streptomyces orientalis) that is effective against gram-positive bacteria and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride especially against staphylococci resistant to methicillin

Origin of VANCOMYCIN

vanco- (of unknown origin) + -mycin
First Known Use: circa 1956

van·co·my·cin

noun \ˌvaŋ-kə-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VANCOMYCIN

: an antibiotic C66H75Cl2N9O24 derived from an actinomycete (Amycolatopsis orientalis synonym Streptomyces orientalis synonym Nocardia orientalis) that is effective against gram-positive bacteria and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C66H75Cl2N9O24·HCl especially against staphylococci resistant to methicillin—see vancocin

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