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rifamycin

[ rĭf′ə-mīsĭn ]
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n.
Any of a group of antibiotics originally isolated from a strain of the soil microorganism Streptomyces mediterranei, used in the treatment of leprosy, tuberculosis, and other bacterial diseases.
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