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neomycin

[nee-oh-mahy-sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antibiotic produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces fradiae, administered orally or locally, used chiefly for skin, urinary tract, and eye infections and as a surgical antiseptic.
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Origin of neomycin

First recorded in 1945–50; neo- + -mycin
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British Dictionary definitions for neomycin

neomycin

noun
  1. an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces fradiae, administered locally in the treatment of skin and eye infections or orally for bowel infections. Formula: C 12 H 26 N 4 O 6
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Word Origin

C20: from neo- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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neomycin in Medicine

neomycin

(nē′ə-mīsĭn)
n.
  1. A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from strains of the actinomycete Streptomyces fradiae and used in its sulfate form as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery.
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