|an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus: used in the treatment of tuberculosis and Gram-negative bacterial infections. Formula: C21H39N7O12|
|[from Streptomyces, genus name of bacteria (from |
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.
|streptomycin (strěp'tə-mī'sĭn) Pronunciation Key
An aminoglycoside antibiotic, C21H39O12N7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, given as an intramuscular injection to treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.