lincomycin

noun

lin·​co·​my·​cin ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce lincomycin (audio)
: an antibiotic C18H34N2O6S obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces lincolnensis) and effective especially against gram-positive bacteria

Word History

Etymology

New Latin lincolnensis (specific epithet of Streptomyces lincolnensis) + English -mycin

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lincomycin was in 1963

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“Lincomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lincomycin. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

lincomycin

noun
lin·​co·​my·​cin ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce lincomycin (audio)
: an antibiotic effective especially against gram-positive bacteria that is obtained from an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. lincolnensis) and is used in the form of its hydrated hydrochloride C18H34N2O6S·HCl·H2O

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