nystatin

noun
nys·ta·tin | \ˈni-stə-tən \

Definition of nystatin 

: an antifungal antibiotic that is derived from a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces noursei) and is used especially to treat candidiasis

First Known Use of nystatin

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nystatin

New York State (where it was developed) + -in entry 1

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nystatin

noun
nys·ta·tin | \ˈnis-tət-ən \

Medical Definition of nystatin 

: an antibiotic that is derived from a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. noursei) and is used especially in the treatment of candidiasis

called also fungicidin

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