amphotericin B

noun
am·​pho·​ter·​i·​cin B | \ ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ə-sən-ˈbē How to pronounce amphotericin B (audio) \

Definition of amphotericin B

: an antibiotic that is obtained from a soil streptomycete (Streptomyces nodosus) and is administered typically by intravenous injection chiefly to treat serious, potentially life-threatening, systemic fungal infections

First Known Use of amphotericin B

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphotericin B

amphoteric + -in entry 1

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amphotericin B

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Medical Definition of amphotericin B

: an amphotericin that is typically administered by intravenous injection chiefly to treat serious, potentially life-threatening, systemic fungal infections

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