valinomycin[val′ə nō mī′sin]
valinomycin definition by Webster's New World
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an antibiotic polypeptide isolated from soil bacteria, that promotes the movement of potassium ions in cells
Origin: ; from valine plush -mycin
valinomycin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An antibiotic, C54H90N6O18, produced by the actinomycete B Streptomyces fulvissimus, that increases the transport of potassium across cell membranes.
Origin: valin(e) + -mycin.