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noun nys·ta·tin \ˈni-stə-tən\

Definition of nystatin

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

Origin and Etymology of nystatin

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


First Known Use: 1952


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nystatin

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noun nys·ta·tin \ˈnis-tət-ən\

Medical Definition of nystatin

  1. :  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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