valinomycin

[val-uh-noh-mahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a cyclic, peptide antibiotic, C54H90N6O18, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces fulvissimus; used experimentally to transport potassium across membranes.

Origin of valinomycin

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