[ strep-tuh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn /
an antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, produced by a soil actinomycete, Streptomyces griseus, and used in medicine in the form of its white, water-soluble sulfate salt, chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Now that streptomycin is available, cases of tularemia in persons are easily cured.A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha|E. Raymond Hall
British Dictionary definitions for streptomycin
/ (ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsɪn) /
an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus: used in the treatment of tuberculosis and Gram-negative bacterial infections. Formula: C 21 H 39 N 7 O 12
Word Origin for streptomycin
from Streptomyces, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in)
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Medicine definitions for streptomycin
An antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces griseus and used against the tubercle bacillus and other bacteria.
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Science definitions for streptomycin
[ strĕp′tə-mī′sĭn ]
An aminoglycoside antibiotic, C21H39O12N7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, given as an intramuscular injection to treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.
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