erythromycin definition

  • noun:
    • An antibiotic acquired from a-strain associated with actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus, efficient against numerous gram-positive bacteria plus some gram-negative micro-organisms.
    • some of a class of macrolide antibiotics made by an actinomycete of genus Streptomyces
    • an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) gotten through the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against numerous Gram-positive germs plus some Gram-negative

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