streptothricin

[ strep-tuh-thrahy-sin ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈθraɪ sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.

Nearby words

  1. streptolysin,
  2. streptomyces,
  3. streptomycin,
  4. streptonigrin,
  5. streptosepticemia,
  6. streptozocin,
  7. stresemann,
  8. stresemann, gustav,
  9. stress,
  10. stress ball

Origin of streptothricin

1925–30; strepto- + thric- (variant of trich-) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for streptothricin

streptothricin

/ (ˌstrɛptəʊˈθraɪsɪn) /

noun

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)

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