ole·​an·​do·​my·​cin ˌō-lē-ˌan-də-ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce oleandomycin (audio)
: an antibiotic C35H61NO12 produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces antibioticus)

Word History


oleandrose, a sugar derived from oleandrin (a glycoside contained in oleander leaves) + -o- + -mycin

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oleandomycin was in 1956

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“Oleandomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleandomycin. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ole·​an·​do·​my·​cin ˌō-lē-ˌan-də-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce oleandomycin (audio)
: an antibiotic C35H61NO12 produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. antibioticus)
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