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aminoglycoside

[ uh-mee-noh-glahy-kuh-sahyd, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kəˌsaɪd, ˌæm ə noʊ- /
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adjective
of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.
noun
any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.
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Origin of aminoglycoside

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Scientific definitions for aminoglycoside

aminoglycoside
[ ə-mē′nō-glīkə-sīd′, ăm′ə- ]

A compound containing amino sugars in glycoside linkage.
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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