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clavacin

[ klav-uh-sin ]
/ ˈklæv ə sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
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Origin of clavacin

1942; <New Latin clava(tus) short for Aspergillus clavatus, species of fungus found to produce the substance (see clavate) + -cin, as in actinomycin
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