novobiocin

noun
no·​vo·​bi·​o·​cin | \ ˌnō-və-ˈbī-ə-sən How to pronounce novobiocin (audio) \

Definition of novobiocin

: a weak dibasic acid C31H36N2O11 that is highly toxic to humans and is sometimes used as an antimicrobial drug in some serious cases of staphylococcic and urinary tract infection

First Known Use of novobiocin

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for novobiocin

novo- (perhaps modification of Latin niveus snowy, specific epithet of the bacterium Streptomyces niveus) + bi- + -mycin

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“Novobiocin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novobiocin. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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novobiocin

noun
no·​vo·​bi·​o·​cin | \ ˌnō-və-ˈbī-ə-sən How to pronounce novobiocin (audio) \

Medical Definition of novobiocin

: a highly toxic antibiotic that is a weak dibasic acid C31H36N2O11 and is used in some serious cases of staphylococcal and urinary tract infection

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