an antibiotic drug, C18H34
S, used in the treatment
of various bacterial diseases, esp. those resistant
to penicillin or those involving an allergy
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Word origin of 'lincomycin'
, the bacteria from which derived (isolated from a soil sample collected near Lincoln3 noun:proper_name
, Nebr.) + myc-