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e·ryth·ro·my·cin

 (ĭ-rĭth′rə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C37H67NO13, obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea and used chiefly to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.

[New Latin erythrēus, former specific epithet (from Latin erythraeus, reddish, from Greek eruthraios, from eruthros, red; see erythro-) + -mycin.]

erythromycin

(ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C37M67NO13
[C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in]

e•ryth•ro•my•cin

(ɪˌrɪθ rəˈmaɪ sɪn)

n.
an antibiotic, C37H67NO13, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.erythromycin - an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative
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"
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e·ryth·ro·my·cin

n. eritromicina, antibiótico usado en el tratamiento de bacterias gram-positivas.

erythromycin

n eritromicina
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Final concentrations of erythromycin in media at the time of exposure to cells were 191, 305, 488, 781 and 1250 [micro]g/ml.
Antibiotic resistance of MRSA to erythromycin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, gentamicin and ciprofloxacin ranged between 55% and 78% (Table I).
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