streptothricin

noun

strep·​to·​thri·​cin ˌstrep-tə-ˈthrī-sᵊn How to pronounce streptothricin (audio) -ˈthri- How to pronounce streptothricin (audio)
: any of a group of related basic antibiotics produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active especially against bacteria

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Streptothric-, Streptothrix, genus of bacteria, from strepto- + Greek trich-, thrix hair

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streptothricin was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Streptothricin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptothricin. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

streptothricin

noun
strep·​to·​thri·​cin ˌstrep-tō-ˈthrīs-ᵊn How to pronounce streptothricin (audio) -ˈthris- How to pronounce streptothricin (audio)
: a basic antibiotic C19H34N8O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. lavendulae) and is active especially against bacteria
also : any of several related antibiotics
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