- of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.
- any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.
Origin of aminoglycoside
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- 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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- 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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