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ac·tin·o·my·cin

 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī′sĭn, ăk′tə-nō-)
n.
Any of a class of peptide-containing, often toxic antibiotics that are obtained from soil bacteria.
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actinomycin

(ˌæktɪnəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) any of several toxic antibiotics obtained from bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, used in treating some cancers; the most commonly used is dactinomycin (actinomycin D)
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ac•tin•o•my•cin

(ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sɪn, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

n.
any of a group of related antibiotics derived from streptomyces bacteria, used in the treatment of various cancers.
[1935–1940; actinomyc (es) + -in1]
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Noun1.actinomycin - any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
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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