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Meaning of erythromycin

e•ryth•ro•my•cin

Pronunciation: (i-rith"ru-mī'sin), [key]
— n.
  1. an antibiotic, CHNO, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used chiefly in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
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