an antibiotic, CHNO, obtained from a soil bacterium (Streptomyces griseus) and used in treating various bacterial diseases, as tuberculosis
Origin of streptomycinfrom streptomyces + -in
An antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, used to treat bacterial infections caused chiefly by gram-negative bacteria and used under certain conditions to treat tuberculosis.
Origin of streptomycinstreptomyc(es) -in
strepto- +"Ž -mycin