Now that streptomycin is available, cases of tularemia in persons are easily cured.
antibiotic drug, 1944, from Modern Latin Streptomyces, genus name of the soil bacterium from which the antibiotic was obtained, from Greek streptos "twisted" + -mycin, element used in forming names of substances obtained from fungi, from Latinized form of Greek mykes "fungus" (see mucus). First isolated by U.S. microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973) and others.
streptomycin strep·to·my·cin or strep·to·my·cin A (strěp'tə-mī'sĭn)
An antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces griseus and used against the tubercle bacillus and other bacteria.