an antibiotic drug, CHNOS, used in the treatment of various bacterial diseases, esp. those resistant to penicillin, and in treating persons with an allergy to penicillin
Origin of lincomycin(Streptomyces) linco(lnensis), the bacterium from which it is derived (orig. isolated from soil collected near Lincoln, Nebr.) + myc(o)- + -in
An antibiotic derived from cultures of the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.
Origin of lincomycinNew Latin linco(ln&emacron;nsis), specific epithet (after Lincoln, Nebraska, where the bacterium was discovered in a soil sample) + –mycin.