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[am-i-key-sin] /ˌæm ɪˈkeɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
a wide-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic, C 22 H 45 N 5 O 13 , used in the treatment of infections, especially those caused by susceptible Gram-negative bacilli.
Origin of amikacin
perhaps ami(noglucoside) + ka(namy)cin (D), the antibiotic from which amikacin is derived; (Streptomyces) kanamyc(eticus) a bacterium that produces kanamycin + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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