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streptothricin

[strep-tuh-thrahy-sin] /ˌstrɛp təˈθraɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; strepto- + thric- (variant of trich-) + -in2
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streptothricin

/ˌstrɛptəʊˈθraɪsɪn/
noun
1.
an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae
Word Origin
from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)
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