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An antibiotic, C46H77NO19, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and used to treat fungal infections.
[ N(ew) Y(ork) Stat(e Health Department Laboratory)laboratory where it was first isolated + -in.]
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces noursei: used in the treatment of infections caused by certain fungi, esp Candida albicans
[C20: from New York State, where it was originated + -in]
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|Noun||1.||nystatin - an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes|
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"