from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic, C66H75Cl2N9O24, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis), found in Indonesian and Indian soil, and effective against staphylococci and spirochetes.
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- n. A glycopeptide antibiotic, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis, used against Gram-positive bacteria, especially staphylococci and enterococci.
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- n. an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections
vanco-, of unknown origin + -mycin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
vanco- + -mycin (Wiktionary)