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[uh-mee-noh-glahy-kuh-sahyd, am-uh-noh-]Pharmacology
  1. of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.
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  1. any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.
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Origin of aminoglycoside

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aminoglycoside in Medicine


(ə-mē′nō-glīkə-sīd′, ăm′ə-nō-)
  1. Any of a group of bacteriocidal antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonosporum that are effective against aerobic gram-negative bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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aminoglycoside in Science


[ə-mē′nō-glīkə-sīd′, ăm′ə-]
  1. A compound containing amino sugars in glycoside linkage.
  2. Any of a group of antibiotics, such as streptomycin, having the chemical structure of this compound, derived from species of Streptomyces or Micomonospora bacteria and usually used to treat infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.
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