Puromycin definition

pyo͝orə-mīsĭn
An antibiotic, C22 H29 N7 O5 , obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces alboniger, that is used experimentally as an inhibitor of protein synthesis.
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An antibiotic, C22H29N7O5, produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces alboniger), effective against various parasites, bacteria, etc.: it interferes with protein synthesis.
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An antibiotic, C22 H29 N7 O5 , obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces alboniger, that is used experimentally as an inhibitor of protein synthesis.
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An antibiotic that is a strong inhibitor of protein translation, having the chemical formula C22H29N7O5.
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Origin of puromycin

  • pur(ine) –mycin

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