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tobramycin

[ toh-bruh-mahy-sin ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a highly toxic aminoglycoside antibiotic, C 18 H 37 N 5 O 9 , derived from Streptomyces tenebarius, used in the treatment of serious infections due to susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tobramycin1

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

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