lincomycin

noun lin·co·my·cin \ ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmī-sᵊn \

Definition of lincomycin

:an antibiotic C18H34N2O6S obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces lincolnensis) and effective especially against gram-positive bacteria

Origin and Etymology of lincomycin

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


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lincomycin

noun lin·co·my·cin \ ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmīs-ᵊn \

medical Definition of lincomycin

: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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