actinomycin

[ ak-tin-oh-mahy-sin, ak-tuh-noh- ]
/ ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sɪn, ˌæk tə noʊ- /

noun Pharmacology.

any of a group of related antibiotics derived from several species of streptomyces bacteria, used against susceptible bacteria and fungi and in the treatment of various cancers.

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Origin of actinomycin

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British Dictionary definitions for actinomycin

actinomycin
/ (ˌæktɪnəʊˈmaɪsɪn) /

noun

any of several toxic antibiotics obtained from bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, used in treating some cancers; the most commonly used is dactinomycin (actinomycin D)
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Medical definitions for actinomycin

actinomycin
[ ăk′tə-nō-mīsĭn ]

n.

Any of a large group of red, often toxic, polypeptide antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria of several species of Streptomyces (originally Actinomyces) that are active against gram-positive bacteria and fungi.
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