Definition of kanamycin
: a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil streptomyces (Streptomyces kanamyceticus)
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High frequency of resistance to tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin, kanamycin, and ciprofloxacin in our study likely reflects use of tetracyclines, macrolides, aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones as feed additives for swine in the USA…
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Origin and Etymology of kanamycin
New Latin kanamyceticus, specific epithet of Streptomyces kanamyceticus
First Known Use: 1957See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of kanamycin
: a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. kanamyceticus)
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