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.

Nearby words

  1. dihydrocodeine,
  2. dihydroergotamine,
  3. dihydrofolic acid,
  4. dihydromorphinone,
  5. dihydropteroic acid,
  6. dihydrotachysterol,
  7. dihydrotestosterone,
  8. dihydroxy,
  9. dihydroxyacetone,
  10. dihydroxyphenylalanine

Origin of dihydrostreptomycin

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

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