an antibiotic, CHNO, made synthetically or obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces spectabilis) and used esp. in treating cases of gonorrhea that are resistant to penicillin
Origin of spectinomycinfrom Modern Latin spectabilis, species name of source bacterium ( from L, visible from spectare, to behold: see spectacle) + (act)inomycin
A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C14H24N2O7, obtained from a species of gram-negative bacteria (Streptomyces spectabilis) or produced synthetically and used in its hydrochloride form especially in the treatment of penicillin-resistant gonorrhea.
Origin of spectinomycinNew Latin spect(ābilis) specific epithet ( from Latin visible ) ( from spectāre to watch ; see spectacle . ) (act)inomycin