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erythromycin

[ih-rith-ruh-mahy-sin] /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun
1.
Pharmacology. an antibiotic, C 37 H 67 NO 13 , produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used chiefly in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
Origin of erythromycin
1950-1955
1950-55; erythro- + -mycin
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Examples from the web for erythromycin
  • Adding erythromycin to the treatment regimen may help remove these fragments.
  • If started early enough, antibiotics such as erythromycin can make the symptoms go away more quickly.
  • Safe antibiotics include penicillin and its derivatives, erythromycin and the cephalosporins.
British Dictionary definitions for erythromycin

erythromycin

/ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈmaɪsɪn/
noun
1.
an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C37M67NO13
Word Origin
C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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erythromycin in Medicine

erythromycin e·ryth·ro·my·cin (ĭ-rĭth'rə-mī'sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic obtained from a strain of Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.

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erythromycin in Science
erythromycin
  (ĭ-rĭth'rə-mī'sĭn)   
An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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