Definition of Virginiamycin
1. Noun. An antibiotic, used in agriculture and in the fuel ethanol industry to prevent microbial contamination. ¹
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Medical Definition of Virginiamycin
A cyclic polypeptide antibiotic complex from streptomyces virginiae, s. Loidensis, s. Mitakaensis, s. Pristina-spiralis, s. Ostreogriseus, and others. It consists of 2 major components, virginiamycin factor m1 and virginiamycin factor s1. It is used to treat infections with gram-positive organisms and as a growth promoter in cattle, swine, and poultry.
Pharmacological action: antibiotics, peptide.
Chemical name: Virginiamycin
(12 Dec 1998)
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