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oligomycin

noun oli·go·my·cin \ ˌäl-i-gō-ˈmīs-ᵊn , ˌō-li- \

medical Definition of oligomycin

: any of several antibiotic substances produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. diastatochromogenes or a closely related species) and used especially in biochemical research to inhibit oxidative phosphorylation

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