Clindamycin meaning

klĭn'də-mī'sĭn
A semisynthetic antibiotic derived from lincomycin, C18 H21 ClN4 OS, active against gram-positive bacteria.
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A semisynthetic antibiotic, C18 H33 ClN2 O5 S, derived from lincomycin and active against gram-positive bacteria.
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Origin of clindamycin

  • Alteration and blend of chloro– lincomycin (with d perhaps from deoxy–)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition