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spectinomycin

[spek-tuh-noh-mahy-sin] /ˌspɛk tə noʊˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antibiotic drug, C 1 4 H 2 4 N 2 O 7 , produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces spectabilis, used in the treatment of susceptible gonorrhea.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; blend of New Latin spectabilis a specific epithet (literally, visible; see spectacle, -able) and actinomycin
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spectinomycin in Medicine

spectinomycin spec·ti·no·my·cin (spěk'tə-nō-mī'sĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from a species of gram-negative bacteria or produced synthetically, used especially in the treatment of gonorrhea that is resistant to penicillin.

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