Kanamycin meaning

kănə-mīsĭn
A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18 H36 O11 N4 , obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.
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A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18 H36 N4 O11 , obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, usually in its sulfate form.
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An aminoglycoside antibiotic marketed under the trade name Kantrex.
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Origin of kanamycin

  • New Latin kanamyc(ēticus) specific epithet (Japanese kana- golden (from the color of its colonies)) (combining form of kane gold) ((possibly of late Old Chinese origin and akin to Mandarin jīn) (and Cantonese gam1 gold)) (New Latin mycēticus fungus) (from -mycētēs –mycete) –in

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