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clavacin

[klav-uh-sin] /ˈklæv ə sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
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Origin
1942
1942; < Neo-Latin clava(tus) short for Aspergillus clavatus, species of fungus found to produce the substance (see clavate) + -cin, as in actinomycin
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