[ uh-mee-noh-glahy-kuh-sahyd, am-uh-noh- ]

  1. of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.

  1. any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.

Origin of aminoglycoside


Words Nearby aminoglycoside Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for aminoglycoside


[ 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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