Meaning of vancomycin

van•co•my•cin

Pronunciation: (vang"ku-mī'sin, van"-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a bactericidal antibiotic, CHClNO, produced by Streptomyces orientalis, used in the treatment of antibiotic-associated colitis and endocarditis.
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