Gentamicin meaning

jĕntə-mīsĭn
A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.
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A broad-spectrum antibiotic obtained from soil actinomycetes (genus Micromonospora), used in treating a wide variety of serious infections.
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A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.
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(medicine) A glycoside antibiotic, derived from an actinomycete, used to treat bacterial infections.
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Origin of gentamicin

  • Alteration of gentamycin gent(i)a(n violet) –mycin

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