[ ling-kuh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌlɪŋ kəˈmaɪ sɪn /
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a toxic antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive penicillin-resistant infections.
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Origin of lincomycin
1960–65; < NL of the bacteria linco(lnensis) specific epithet of the bacteria + -mycin
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