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streptomycin

[ strep-tuh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
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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Origin of streptomycin

1944; <New Latin Streptomyc(es) streptomyces + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for streptomycin

streptomycin
/ (ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsɪn) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for streptomycin

streptomycin

n.
An antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces griseus and used against the tubercle bacillus and other bacteria.
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Scientific definitions for streptomycin

streptomycin
[ strĕp′tə-mīsĭn ]

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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