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streptothricin

[strep-tuh-thrahy-sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.
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Origin of streptothricin

1925–30; strepto- + thric- (variant of trich-) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for streptothricin

streptothricin

noun
  1. an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae
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Word Origin

from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)
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