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An antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.

[New Latin linco(lnēnsis), specific epithet (after Lincoln, Nebraska, where the bacterium was discovered in a soil sample) + -mycin.]


(Medicine) an antibiotic used as an alternative to penicillin
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Noun1.lincomycin - antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections
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"