monensin

monensin

[moh-nen-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a complex derivative of butyric acid, C 3 6 H 6 2 O 1 1 , produced by the bacterium Streptomyces cinnamonensis and used as an antibiotic in animals.

Origin:
1967; < Neo-Latin (cinna)monens(is) specific epithet of the bacterium (see cinnamon, -ensis; so called from the color of the aerial mycelium) + -in2

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