Meaning of streptomycin

strep•to•my•cin

Pronunciation: (strep"tu-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic, CHNO, 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. Cf.
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