nystatin

noun
nys·​ta·​tin | \ ˈni-stə-tən How to pronounce nystatin (audio) \

Definition of nystatin

: an antifungal agent 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nystatin. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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nystatin

noun
nys·​ta·​tin | \ ˈnis-tət-ən How to pronounce nystatin (audio) \

Medical Definition of nystatin

: an antifungal agent 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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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about nystatin

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