neomycin

[nee-oh-mahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
an antibiotic produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces fradiae, administered orally or locally, used chiefly for skin, urinary tract, and eye infections and as a surgical antiseptic.

Origin:
1945–50; neo- + -mycin

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neomycin (ˌniːəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
 
n
an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces fradiae, administered locally in the treatment of skin and eye infections or orally for bowel infections. Formula: C12H26N4O6
 
[C20: from neo- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in]

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neomycin ne·o·my·cin (nē'ə-mī'sĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from strains of the actinomycete Streptomyces fradiae and used in its sulfate form as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery.

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