Meaning of lincomycin

lin•co•my•cin

Pronunciation: (ling"ku-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a toxic antibiotic, CHNOS, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive penicillin-resistant infections.
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