streptothricin

streptothricin

[strep-tuh-thrahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.

Origin:
1925–30; strepto- + thric- (variant of trich-) + -in2

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streptothricin (ˌstrɛptəʊˈθraɪsɪn)
 
n
an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae
 
[from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)]

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