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kanamycin

/ˌkænəˈmaɪsɪn/
noun
1.
an aminoglycoside antibiotic obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus, used in the treatment of various infections, esp those caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Formula: C18H36N4O11
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin kanamyceticus
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kanamycin in Medicine

kanamycin kan·a·my·cin (kān'ə-mī'sĭn)
n.
A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.

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