streptothricin
noun Etymology: New Latin Streptothric-, Streptothrix, genus of bacteria, from strepto- + Greek trich-, thrix hair Date: 1926 any of a group of related basic antibiotics produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active especially against bacteria

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  • streptothricin — [strep΄təthrī′sin] n. [< ModL Streptothrix, name of the fungus < Gr streptos, twisted (see STREPTOMYCES) + thrix, hair + IN1] an antibiotic derived from an actinomycete (Actinomyces lavendulae) and used in the treatment of various bacterial …   English World dictionary

  • streptothricin — /strep teuh thruy sin/, n. Pharm. an antibacterial substance produced by a soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae. [1925 30; STREPTO + thric (var. of TRICH ) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • streptothricin — strep·to·thri·cin .strep tō thrīs ən, thris n a basic antibiotic C19H34N8O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces (S. lavendulae) and is active esp. against bacteria also any of several related antibiotics …   Medical dictionary

  • streptothricin — n. antibiotic produced by a soil fungus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • streptothricin — strep·to·thri·cin …   English syllables

  • streptothricin — /strɛptəˈθraɪsən/ (say streptuh thruysuhn) noun an antibacterial substance derived from the soil fungus, Actinomyces lavendulae. Also, streptothrysin. {strepto + Greek thrik , stem of thrix hair + in2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • streptothricin — noun a basic antibiotic derived from a soil actinomycete • Hypernyms: ↑antibiotic, ↑antibiotic drug …   Useful english dictionary

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