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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"
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Molecular analysis of cross-resistance to capreomycin, kanamycin, amikacin, and viomycin in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
CAP and viomycin (VIO) are cyclic peptide antibiotics with structural similarity.
These agents include ethionamide (ETH) or prothionamide, KM or AMK, terizidone/cycloserine (CS), capreomycin (CP), viomycin (VM) and para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS).