tobramycin

[ toh-bruh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌtoʊ brəˈmaɪ sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a highly toxic aminoglycoside antibiotic, C18H37N5O9, derived from Streptomyces tenebarius, used in the treatment of serious infections due to susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.

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Origin of tobramycin

1970–75; perhaps (Strep)to(myces)(tene)bra(rias) + -mycin

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