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[nis-tuh-tin] /ˈnɪs tə tɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
a light-yellow antibiotic powder, C 4 6 H 7 7 NO 1 9 , produced by the microorganism Streptomyces noursei and used as an antifungal for infections due to various susceptible fungi, especially those of the genus Candida that primarily infect the skin, mucous membranes, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina.
Origin of nystatin
1950-55; N(ew) Y(ork) Stat(e), where originated + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for nystatin


an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces noursei: used in the treatment of infections caused by certain fungi, esp Candida albicans
Word Origin
C20: from New York State, where it was originated + -in
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nystatin in Medicine

nystatin nys·ta·tin (nĭs'tə-tĭn)
An antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections.

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