kanamycin

noun
kana·my·cin | \ˌka-nə-ˈmī-sᵊn \

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… Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Farm antibiotics, human illness and what connects them. (It has legs.)," 28 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of kanamycin

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kanamycin

New Latin kanamyceticus, specific epithet of Streptomyces kanamyceticus

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kanamycin

noun
kana·my·cin | \ˌkan-ə-ˈmīs-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of kanamycin 

: a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. kanamyceticus)

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