valinomycin

valinomycin

[val-uh-noh-mahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a cyclic, peptide antibiotic, C 54 H 90 N 6 O 18 , produced by the bacterium Streptomyces fulvissimus; used experimentally to transport potassium across membranes.

Origin:
< German Valinomycin (1955); see valine, -o-, -mycin

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valinomycin val·in·o·my·cin (vāl'ə-nō-mī'sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces fulvissimus, that increases the transport of potassium across cell membranes.

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