-mycin


a combining form used in the names of antibiotics, usually fungal derivatives: neomycin.

Origin of -mycin

perhaps orig. in actinomycin; see myc-, -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for -mycin

-mycin


n combining form

indicating an antibiotic compound derived from a fungusstreptomycin

Word Origin for -mycin

from Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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Medicine definitions for -mycin

-mycin


suff.

A substance derived from a bacterium in the order Actinomycetales:erythromycin.
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