from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.
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- n. A glycoside antibiotic, derived from an actinomycete, used to treat bacterial infections
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- n. an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract
Alteration of gentamycin : gent(i)a(n violet) + -mycin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)