aminoglycoside a·mi·no·gly·co·side (ə-mē'nō-glī'kə-sīd', ām'ə-nō-)
Any of a group of bacteriocidal antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonosporum that are effective against aerobic gram-negative bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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|an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.|
|aminoglycoside (ə-mē'nō-glī'kə-sīd', ām'ə-) Pronunciation Key