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spectinomycin

[spek-tuh-noh-mahy-sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antibiotic drug, C14H24N2O7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces spectabilis, used in the treatment of susceptible gonorrhea.

Origin of spectinomycin

1960–65; blend of New Latin spectabilis a specific epithet (literally, visible; see spectacle, -able) and actinomycin
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