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amphotericin

[ am-fuh-ter-uh-sin ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. an amphoteric antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces nodosus and used in the treatment of fungal infections.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amphotericin1

First recorded in 1950–55; amphoteric + -in 2

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Example Sentences

Drugs like miltefosine and amphotericin B, used to cure these strains of Leishmaniasis, are expensive or toxic, and not much funding goes into researching and developing better treatments.

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