viomycin

noun
vio·​my·​cin | \ ˌvī-ə-ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce viomycin (audio) \

Definition of viomycin

: a polypeptide antibiotic C25H43N13O10 that is produced by several soil actinomycetes (genus Streptomyces) and is administered in the form of its sulfate in the treatment of tuberculosis

First Known Use of viomycin

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viomycin

vio(let) + -mycin; from the color of the soil organism

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“Viomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viomycin. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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viomycin

noun
vi·​o·​my·​cin | \ ˌvī-ə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce viomycin (audio) \

Medical Definition of viomycin

: a basic polypeptide antibiotic that is produced by several soil actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces (as S. puniceus) and is administered intramuscularly in the form of its sulfate C25H43N13O10·xH2SO4 in the treatment of tuberculosis especially in combination with other antituberculosis drugs

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