Medical Dictionary


noun strep·to·my·cin \-ˈmīs-ən\

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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