oleandomycin

noun
ole·​an·​do·​my·​cin | \ ˌō-lē-ˌan-də-ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce oleandomycin (audio) \

Definition of oleandomycin

: an antibiotic C35H61NO12 produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces antibioticus)

First Known Use of oleandomycin

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oleandomycin

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

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“Oleandomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleandomycin. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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oleandomycin

noun
ole·​an·​do·​my·​cin | \ ˌō-lē-ˌan-də-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce oleandomycin (audio) \

Medical Definition of oleandomycin

: an antibiotic C35H61NO12 produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. antibioticus)

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