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A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.
[Alteration of gentamycin : gent(i)a(n violet) + -mycin.]
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(Medicine) a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in the treatment of serious infections
[C20: from genta (of unknown origin) + -mycin]
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|Noun||1.||gentamicin - an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract|
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