amphotericin B

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noun am·pho·ter·i·cin B \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ə-sən-ˈbē\

Definition of amphotericin B

  1. :  an antifungal antibiotic obtained from a soil streptomycete (Streptomyces nodosus) and used especially to treat systemic fungal infections

Origin and Etymology of amphotericin b

amphoteric + 1-in


First Known Use: 1955


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amphotericin B

noun am·pho·ter·i·cin B

Medical Definition of amphotericin B

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


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