Capreomycin meaning

kăprē-ō-mīsĭn
An antibiotic that is derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) and is used in its sulfate form to treat tuberculosis.
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An antibiotic that is derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) and is used in its sulfate form to treat tuberculosis.
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A peptide antibiotic, commonly grouped with the aminoglycosides, given in combination with other antibiotics for tuberculosis.
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Origin of capreomycin

  • Latin capreolus diminutive of caper capr- goat –mycin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition