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An antibiotic, C66H75Cl2N9O24, obtained from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis), used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat infections of staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria.
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(Pharmacology) an antibiotic effective against most Gram-positive organisms. It is given by intravenous infusions for serious infections that are resistant to other antibiotics
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