kanamycin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18H36O11N4, obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.
Origin: New Latin kanamyc(ēticus), specific epithet of a species of actinomycete (Japanese kana-, golden (from the color of its colonies) + New Latin mycēticus, fungus from -mycētēs; see -mycete) + -in.
kanamycin - Medical Definition
A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.