monensin

noun

mo·​nen·​sin mō-ˈnen-sən How to pronounce monensin (audio)
: 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 17 Jun. 2024.

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