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neomycin

[ nee-oh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌni oʊˈmaɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antibiotic produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces fradiae, administered orally or locally, used chiefly for skin, urinary tract, and eye infections and as a surgical antiseptic.

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Origin of neomycin

First recorded in 1945–50; neo- + -mycin
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British Dictionary definitions for neomycin

neomycin
/ (ˌniːəʊˈmaɪsɪn) /

noun

an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces fradiae, administered locally in the treatment of skin and eye infections or orally for bowel infections. Formula: C 12 H 26 N 4 O 6

Word Origin for neomycin

C20: from neo- + 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

Medical definitions for neomycin

neomycin
[ nē′ə-mīsĭn ]

n.

A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from strains of the actinomycete Streptomyces fradiae and used in its sulfate form as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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