lincomycin

[ ling-kuh-mahy-sin ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a toxic antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive penicillin-resistant infections.

Origin of lincomycin

1
1960–65; < NL of the bacteria linco(lnensis) specific epithet of the bacteria + -mycin

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