from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A broad-spectrum antibiotic produced from strains of the actinomycete Streptomyces fradiae and used especially in the form of its sulfate as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery.

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  • noun medicine A broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic that is found in many topical medications

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  • noun an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery


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