Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

lincomycin

[ling-kuh-mahy-sin]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a toxic antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive penicillin-resistant infections.

Origin of lincomycin

1960–65; < NL of the bacteria linco(lnensis) specific epithet of the bacteria + -mycin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018