streptothricin

noun strep·to·thri·cin \ -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

Origin and Etymology of streptothricin

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


Medical Dictionary

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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