valinomycin

noun
val·​in·​o·​my·​cin | \ ˌval-ə-nō-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce valinomycin (audio) \

Medical Definition of valinomycin

: an antibiotic C54H90N6O18 produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. fulvissimus)

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“Valinomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/valinomycin. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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