hygromycin B

noun

hy·​gro·​my·​cin B ˌhī-grə-ˈmīs-ᵊn-ˈbē How to pronounce hygromycin B (audio)
: an antibiotic C20H37N3O13 obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. hygroscopicus) and used as an anthelmintic in swine and chickens

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“Hygromycin B.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hygromycin%20B. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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