from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various red, often toxic, polypeptide antibiotics obtained from soil bacteria.
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- n. Any of a class of toxic polypeptide antibiotics found in soil bacteria of genus Streptomyces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three-ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain.
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- n. any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
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