A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18 H36 O11 N4 , obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.
An aminoglycoside antibiotic marketed under the trade name Kantrex.
Other Word Forms of Kanamycin
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
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