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kanamycin

noun
  1. an aminoglycoside antibiotic obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus, used in the treatment of various infections, esp those caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Formula: C 18 H 36 N 4 O 11

Word Origin

C20: from New Latin kanamyceticus
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kanamycin in Medicine

kanamycin

(kăn′ə-mīsĭn)
n.
  1. A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.
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