from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C14H24N2O7, obtained from a species of gram-negative bacteria (Streptomyces spectabilis) or produced synthetically and used especially in the treatment of penicillin-resistant gonorrhea.
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- n. An aminocyclitol antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces spectabilis.
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- n. an antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea
New Latin spect(ābilis), specific epithet (from Latin, visible, from spectāre, to watch; see spectacle) + (act)inomycin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)