- Pharmacology. an antibiotic, C37H67NO13, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used chiefly in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
Origin of erythromycin
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Related Words for erythromycinpenicillin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin, ampicillin, sulfonamide
- an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C 37 M 67 NO 13
Word Origin for erythromycin
C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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- An antibiotic obtained from a strain of Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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- An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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