a combining form used in the names of antibiotics, usually fungal derivatives: neomycin.
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British Dictionary definitions for -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
A substance derived from a bacterium in the order Actinomycetales:erythromycin.
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