viomycin

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vi·o·my·cin

 (vī′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C23H36N12O8, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

[vio(let) + -mycin (from the color of the soil mold).]

viomycin

(ˌvaɪəˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) med an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis
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Noun1.viomycin - a basic polypeptide antibiotic (trade name Viocin) administered intramuscularly (along with other drugs) in the treatment of tuberculosis
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"