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Meaning of neomycin

ne•o•my•cin

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces fradiae, administered orally or locally, used chiefly for skin, urinary tract, and eye infections and as a surgical antiseptic.
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