Streptomycin Definition

strĕptə-mīsĭn
noun
An antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, obtained from a soil bacterium (Streptomyces griseus) and used in treating various bacterial diseases, as tuberculosis.
Webster's New World

An aminoglycoside and bactericidal antibiotic administered via intramuscular injection.

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Other Word Forms of Streptomycin

Noun

Singular:
streptomycin
Plural:
streptomycins

Origin of Streptomycin

  • streptomyc(es) –in

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

  • strepto- +"Ž -mycin

    From Wiktionary

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