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lincomycin

[ling-kuh-mahy-sin] /ˌlɪŋ kəˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a toxic antibiotic, C 18 H 34 N 2 O 6 S, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive penicillin-resistant infections.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < NL of the bacteria linco(lnensis) specific epithet of the bacteria + -mycin
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lincomycin in Medicine

lincomycin lin·co·my·cin (lĭng'kə-mī'sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic derived from cultures of the bacterium Streptomyces lincolnensis and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections.

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