monensin

mo·nen·sin mō-'nen-sən n an antibiotic C36H62O11 obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. cinnamonensis) and used as an antiprotozoal, antibacterial, and antifungal agent and as an additive to cattle feed

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mo·nen·sin (mo-nenґsin) [USP] a veterinary antibiotic, antifungal, and coccidiostat produced by Streptomyces cinnamonensis; used as a coccidiostat in poultry, cattle, and sheep.

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