Definition of fradicin
: a crystalline antibiotic active against fungi that is produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces fradiae) — compare neomycin
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Origin and Etymology of fradicin
New Latin fradia (specific epithet of Streptomyces fradiae) + English -cin (as in actinomycin)
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