- a combining form used in the names of antibiotics, usually fungal derivatives: neomycin.
Origin of -mycin
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- indicating an antibiotic compound derived from a fungusstreptomycin
Word Origin for -mycin
from Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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- A substance derived from a bacterium in the order Actinomycetales:erythromycin.
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