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streptothricin

[strep-tuh-thrahy-sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.

Origin of streptothricin

1925–30; strepto- + thric- (variant of trich-) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for streptothricin

streptothricin

noun
  1. an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae

Word Origin

from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)
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