amikacin

amikacin

[am-i-key-sin]
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:
perhaps ami(noglucoside) + ka(namy)cin (D), the antibiotic from which amikacin is derived; (Streptomyces) kanamyc(eticus) a bacterium that produces kanamycin + -in2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To amikacin
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: amiidae
Next Definition: amilcare ponchielli
Words Near: amikacin
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for amikacin
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing amikacin
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;