puromycin

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noun pu·ro·my·cin \ˌpyu̇r-ə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of puromycin

  1. :  an antibiotic C22H29N7O5 that is obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces alboniger) and is a potent inhibitor of protein synthesis

Origin and Etymology of puromycin

purine + -o- + -mycin


First Known Use: 1953


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puromycin

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noun pu·ro·my·cin \ˌpyu̇r-ə-ˈmīs-ən\

Medical Definition of puromycin

  1. :  an antibiotic C22H29N7O5 that is obtained from an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. alboniger) and is used especially as a potent inhibitor of protein synthesis in microorganisms and mammalian cells


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