Viomycin meaning

vīə-mīsĭn
An antibiotic, C23 H36 N12 O8 , produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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An antibiotic, C23 H36 N12 O8 , produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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(medicine) An antibiotic, of complex structure, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus.
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Origin of viomycin

  • vio(let) –mycin (from the color of the soil mold)

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