Lincomycin meaning

lĭng'kə-mī'sĭn
An antibiotic derived from cultures of the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.
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An antibiotic drug, C18H34N2O6S, used in the treatment of various bacterial diseases, esp. those resistant to penicillin, and in treating persons with an allergy to penicillin.
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An antibiotic, C18 H34 N2 O6 S, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.
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A lincosamide antibiotic derived from Streptomyces lincolnensis.
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Origin of lincomycin

  • New Latin linco(lnēnsis) specific epithet (after Lincoln Nebraska, where the bacterium was discovered in a soil sample) –mycin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition