nystatin

noun

nys·​ta·​tin ˈni-stə-tən How to pronounce nystatin (audio)
: an antifungal agent that is derived from a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces noursei) and is used especially to treat candidiasis

Examples of nystatin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list of medications covered includes the antibiotics amoxicillin and doxycycline, the antifungal nystatin, blood pressure drug losartan and the anti-inflammatory naproxen. Robert Hart, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nystatin was in 1952

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“Nystatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nystatin. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

nystatin

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