An antibiotic, C23 H36 N12 O8 , produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
American Heritage Medicine
(medicine) An antibiotic, of complex structure, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus.
Origin of Viomycin
vio(let) –mycin (from the color of the soil mold)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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