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

  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C36H62O11, obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces cinnamonensis and used chiefly as an additive to beef cattle feed.

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  • n. An antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces cinnamonensis


New Latin (cinna)mōnēns(is), species name (from Latin cinnamon, cinnamōmum, cinnamon; see cinnamon) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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