Definition of Viomycin

1. Noun. A basic polypeptide antibiotic (trade name Viocin) administered intramuscularly (along with other drugs) in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Exact synonyms: Viocin
Generic synonyms: Antibiotic, Antibiotic Drug

Definition of Viomycin

1. Noun. (medicine) An antibiotic, of complex structure, derived from the actinomycete ''Streptomyces puniceus'' ¹

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Definition of Viomycin

1. an antibiotic [n -S] - See also: antibiotic

Medical Definition of Viomycin

1. A rather toxic antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomycespuniceus that, because it can cause nervous system and kidney damage, is only used as a last-ditch treatment for antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Viomycin

violists
viologen
viologens
violoncelli
violoncellist
violoncellists
violoncello
violoncellos
violone
violones
violous
viols
violuric
violuric acid
viomellein
viomycin (current term)
viomycin kinase
viomycins
viopurpurin
viosterol
viosterols
vioxanthin
viper
viper's bugloss
viper's grass
viper venoms
viperfish
viperfishes
viperid
viperidae

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