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van•co•my•cin



Pronunciation: (vang"ku-mī'sin, van"-), [key]
n. Pharm.
a bactericidal antibiotic, C66H75ClN9O24, produced by Streptomyces orientalis, used in the treatment of antibiotic-associated colitis and endocarditis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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