monensin

noun
mo·​nen·​sin | \ mō-ˈnen-sən How to pronounce monensin (audio) \

Medical Definition of monensin

: an antibiotic C36H62O11 obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. cinnamonensis) and used as an antiprotozoal, antibacterial, and antifungal agent and as an additive to cattle feed

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“Monensin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/monensin. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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