actinomycin

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noun ac·ti·no·my·cin \-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of actinomycin

  1. :  any of various red or yellow-red mostly toxic polypeptide antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria (especially Streptomyces antibioticus); specifically :  one used to inhibit DNA or RNA synthesis

1940

First Known Use of actinomycin

1940


Medical Dictionary

actinomycin

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noun ac·ti·no·my·cin \-ˈmīs-ən\

Medical Definition of actinomycin

  1. :  any of various red or yellow-red mostly toxic polypeptide antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria (especially Streptomyces antibioticus); specifically :  one used to inhibit DNA or RNA synthesis


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