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dihydrostreptomycin

[ dahy-hahy-droh-strep-tuh-mahy-sin ]
/ daɪˌhaɪ droʊˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
an antibiotic, C21H41N7O12, derived by organic synthesis from and believed to be less toxic than streptomycin: used in the form of its sulfate chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Origin of dihydrostreptomycin

First recorded in 1945–50; di-1 + hydro-2 + streptomycin
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