from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) that is effective against the microorganism responsible for tuberculosis in humans.
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- n. A peptide antibiotic, commonly grouped with the aminoglycosides, given in combination with other antibiotics for tuberculosis.
Latin capreolus, diminutive of caper, capr-, goat + -mycin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)