aminoglycoside

aminoglycoside

[uh-mee-noh-glahy-kuh-sahyd, am-uh-noh-] Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.
noun
2.
any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.

Origin:
amino- + glycoside

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aminoglycoside a·mi·no·gly·co·side (ə-mē'nō-glī'kə-sīd', ām'ə-nō-)
n.
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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aminoglycoside   (ə-mē'nō-glī'kə-sīd', ām'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A compound containing amino sugars in glycoside linkage.

  2. Any of a group of antibiotics, such as streptomycin, having the chemical structure of this compound, derived from species of Streptomyces or Micomonospora bacteria and usually used to treat infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.


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