actinomycetin

ac·ti·no·my·ce·tin -.mī-'sēt-ən n a bacteriolytic fluid substance that is obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. albus) and that lyses various bacteria (as living streptococci or heat-killed colon bacilli)

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ac·ti·no·my·ce·tin (ak″tĭ-no-mi-seґtin) a substance derived from cultures of the actinomycete Streptomyces albus; it lyses dead bacteria.

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  • actinomycetin — ˌmīˈsētən noun ( s) Etymology: actin + mycetin : an enzymelike antibiotic obtained from a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces albus) that lyses various bacteria (as living streptococci or heat killed colon bacilli) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Streptomyces — A genus of nonmotile, aerobic, Gram positive bacteria (family Streptomycetaceae) that grow in the form of a many branched mycelium; conidia are produced in chains on aerial hyphae. These organisms (several hundred species in the genus) are… …   Medical dictionary

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