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dihydrostreptomycin

[ dahy-hahy-droh-strep-tuh-mahy-sin ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. an antibiotic, C 21 H 41 N 7 O 12 , 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of dihydrostreptomycin1

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

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