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of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.
any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.

aminoglycoside a·mi·no·gly·co·side (ə-mē’nō-glī’kə-sīd’, ām’ə-nō-)
Any of a group of bacteriocidal antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonosporum that are effective against aerobic gram-negative bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
(ə-mē’nō-glī’kə-sīd’, ām’ə-)

A compound containing amino sugars in glycoside linkage.

Any of a group of antibiotics, such as streptomycin, having the chemical structure of this compound, derived from species of Streptomyces or Micomonospora bacteria and usually used to treat infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.


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