Meaning of actinomycin


Pronunciation: (ak-tin"ō-mī'sin, ak"tu-nō-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. any of a group of related antibiotics derived from several species of streptomyces bacteria, used against susceptible bacteria and fungi and in the treatment of various cancers.
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