erythromycin

[ih-rith-ruh-mahy-sin]
See more synonyms for erythromycin on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. 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

First recorded in 1950–55; erythro- + -mycin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


British Dictionary definitions for erythromycin

erythromycin

noun
  1. 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

erythromycin in Medicine

erythromycin

[ĭ-rĭth′rə-mīsĭn]
n.
  1. An antibiotic obtained from a strain of Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

erythromycin in Science

erythromycin

[ĭ-rĭth′rə-mīsĭn]
  1. An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.