- an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.
Origin of streptothricin
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- an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae
Word Origin for streptothricin
from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)