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dihydrostreptomycin

[dahy-hahy-droh-strep-tuh-mahy-sin] /daɪˌhaɪ droʊˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antibiotic, C 21 H 41 N 7 O 12 , derived by organic synthesis from and believed to be less toxic than streptomycin: used in the form of its sulfate chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; di-1 + hydro-2 + streptomycin
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