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tobramycin

[toh-bruh-mahy-sin] /ˌtoʊ brəˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a highly toxic aminoglycoside antibiotic, C 18 H 37 N 5 O 9 , derived from Streptomyces tenebarius, used in the treatment of serious infections due to susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; perhaps (Strep)to(myces) (tene)bra(rias) + -mycin
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