from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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- n. Any of a class of macrolide antibiotics produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces
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- n. an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative
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