Vancomycin meaning

văng'kə-mī'sĭn, văn'kə-
An antibiotic, C66 H75 Cl2 N9 O24 , produced by the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis ), found in Indonesian and Indian soil, and effective against staphylococci and spirochetes.
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An antibiotic, C66 H75 Cl2 N9 O24 , obtained from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis ), used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat infections with staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria.
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(medicine) A glycopeptide antibiotic, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis, used against Gram-positive bacteria, especially staphylococci and enterococci.
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Origin of vancomycin

  • vanco- (from shortening and alteration of vanquish) –mycin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • vanco- +"Ž -mycin
    From Wiktionary