[strep-tuh-mahy-sin] /ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
an antibiotic, C 2 1 H 3 9 N 7 O 1 2 , produced by a soil actinomycete, Streptomyces griseus, and used in medicine in the form of its white, water-soluble sulfate salt, chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis.
an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus: used in the treatment of tuberculosis and Gram-negative bacterial infections. Formula: C21H39N7O12

streptomycin strep·to·my·cin or strep·to·my·cin A (strěp’tə-mī’sĭn)
An antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces griseus and used against the tubercle bacillus and other bacteria.
An aminoglycoside antibiotic, C21H39O12N7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, given as an intramuscular injection to treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.


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