Meaning of monensin

mo•nen•sin

Pronunciation: (mō-nen'sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a complex derivative of butyric acid, CHO, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces cinnamonensis and used as an antibiotic in animals.
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