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Any of a group of antibiotics produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and some fungi.
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic active against bacteria and some fungi, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae
[from Streptothrix, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek thrix hair + -in)]
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|Noun||1.||streptothricin - a basic antibiotic derived from a soil actinomycete|