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valinomycin

[ val-uh-noh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌvæl ə noʊˈmaɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a cyclic, peptide antibiotic, C54H90N6O18, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces fulvissimus; used experimentally to transport potassium across membranes.

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Origin of valinomycin

<German Valinomycin (1955); see valine, -o-, -mycin
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