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amikacin

[am-i-key-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a wide-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic, C22H45N5O13, used in the treatment of infections, especially those caused by susceptible Gram-negative bacilli.
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Origin of amikacin

perhaps ami(noglycoside) + ka(namy)cin (D), the antibiotic from which amikacin is derived; (Streptomyces) kanamyc(eticus) a bacterium that produces kanamycin + -in2
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