hygromycin B

noun
hy·gro·my·cin B | \ˌhī-grə-ˈmīs-ᵊn-ˈbē \

Medical Definition of hygromycin B 

: an antibiotic C20H37N3O13 obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. hygroscopicus) and used as an anthelmintic in swine and chickens

Learn More about hygromycin B

Share hygromycin B

Comments on hygromycin B

What made you want to look up hygromycin B? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!