actinomycin

noun ac·ti·no·my·cin \ -ˈmī-sᵊn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of actinomycin

: 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

Origin and Etymology of actinomycin

New Latin Actinomyces actinomyces + 1-in


Medical Dictionary

actinomycin

noun ac·ti·no·my·cin \ -ˈmīs-ᵊn \

medical Definition of actinomycin

: 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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