actinomycetin

noun

ac·​ti·​no·​my·​ce·​tin -ˌmī-ˈsēt-ᵊn How to pronounce actinomycetin (audio)
: a bacteriolytic fluid substance that is obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. albus) and that lyses various bacteria (as living streptococci or heat-killed colon bacilli)

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“Actinomycetin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/actinomycetin. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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