lincomycin

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noun lin·co·my·cin \ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of lincomycin

  1. :  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

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noun lin·co·my·cin \ˌliŋ-kə-ˈmīs-ən\

Medical Definition of lincomycin

  1. :  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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