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strep•to•my•cin



Pronunciation: (strep"tu-mī'sin), [key]
n. Pharm.
an antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, 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. dihydrostreptomycin.

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