streptomycin

noun strep·to·my·cin \ ˌstrep-tə-ˈmī-sᵊn \

Definition of streptomycin

: an antibiotic organic base C21H39N7O12 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces griseus), is active against many bacteria, and is used especially in the treatment of infections (such as tuberculosis) by gram-negative bacteria

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1944

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streptomycin

noun strep·to·my·cin \ -ˈmīs-ᵊn \

medical Definition of streptomycin

: an antibiotic organic base C21H39N7O12 that is produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. griseus), is active against bacteria, and is used especially in the treatment of infections (as tuberculosis) by gram-negative bacteria

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