[ moh-nen-sin ]
/ moʊˈnɛn sɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019