streptothricin

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noun strep·to·thri·cin \-ˈthrī-sən, -ˈthri-\

Definition of streptothricin

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

Origin and Etymology of streptothricin

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


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

streptothricin

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

Medical Definition of streptothricin

  1. :  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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