Etymology
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streptomycin (n.)

antibiotic drug, 1944, from Modern Latin Streptomyces, genus name of the bacterium from which the antibiotic was obtained, from strepto- "twisted" + -mycin, element used in forming names of substances obtained from fungi. First isolated by U.S. microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973) and others.

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Definitions of streptomycin

streptomycin (n.)
an antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat tuberculosis;
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