fradicin

noun

frad·​i·​cin
ˈfradəsə̇n
plural -s
: a crystalline antibiotic active against fungi that is produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces fradiae) compare neomycin

Word History

Etymology

New Latin fradia (specific epithet of Streptomyces fradiae) + English -cin (as in actinomycin)

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“Fradicin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fradicin. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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