from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water-soluble broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18H36O11N4, obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.
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- n. An aminoglycoside antibiotic marketed under the trade name Kantrex.
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- n. antibiotic (trade name Kantrex) used to treat severe infections
New Latin kanamyc(ēticus), specific epithet of a species of actinomycete (Japanese kana-, golden (from the color of its colonies) + New Latin mycēticus, fungus from -mycētēs; see -mycete) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)