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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic, C46H77NO19, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections.

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  • n. An antifungal drug used especially against Candida

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An antifungal antibiotic, extracted from fermentation broths of the soil actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and other actinomycetes; called also fungicidin. It is a polyene macrolide antibiotic, and consists of several related components. Component nystatin A1 has formula C47H75NO17.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes

Etymologies

N(ew) Y(ork) Stat(e) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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