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strep·to·my·cin

 (strĕp′tə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, used to treat bacterial infections caused chiefly by gram-negative bacteria and used under certain conditions to treat tuberculosis.

streptomycin

(ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus: used in the treatment of tuberculosis and Gram-negative bacterial infections. Formula: C21H39N7O12
[from Streptomyces, genus name of bacteria (from strepto- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in)]

strep•to•my•cin

(ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn)

n.
an antibiotic, C21H39N7O12, produced by a streptomyces and used chiefly to treat tuberculosis.
[1944; < New Latin Streptomyc(es) (see streptomyces) + -in1]
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Noun1.streptomycin - an antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat 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"
Translations
streptomycine

streptomycin

[ˌstreptəʊˈmaɪsɪn] Nestreptomicina f

strep·to·my·cin

n. estreptomicina, antibiótico que se usa contra infecciones bacterianas.

streptomycin

n estreptomicina
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A review of all drug-treatment regimen records of the W14 cases showed that only one patient had streptomycin as part of TB chemotherapy.