an antibiotic, CHNO, isolated from a soil bacterium (Streptomyces erythreus), used in treating various bacterial diseases
Origin of erythromycinerythro- + -mycin
An antibiotic, C37H67NO13, obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea and used chiefly to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.
Origin of erythromycinNew Latin erythrēus former specific epithet ( from Latin erythraeus reddish ) ( from Greek eruthraios ) ( from eruthros red ; see erythro- . ) -mycin