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monensin

[ moh-nen-sin ]
/ moʊˈnɛn sɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a complex derivative of butyric acid, C36H62O11, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces cinnamonensis and used as an antibiotic in animals.

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Origin of monensin

1967; <New Latin (cinna)monens(is) specific epithet of the bacterium (see cinnamon, -ensis; so called from the color of the aerial mycelium) + -in2
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