streptothricin

noun
strep·​to·​thri·​cin | \ˌstrep-tə-ˈthrī-sᵊn, -ˈthri- \

Definition of streptothricin 

: any of a group of related basic antibiotics produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active especially against bacteria

First Known Use of streptothricin

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for streptothricin

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

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The first known use of streptothricin was in 1926

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streptothricin

noun
strep·​to·​thri·​cin | \ˌstrep-tō-ˈthrīs-ᵊn, -ˈthris- \

Medical Definition of streptothricin 

: 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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