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An antibiotic, C37H67NO13, obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea and used chiefly to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.
[New Latin erythrēus, former specific epithet (from Latin erythraeus, reddish, from Greek eruthraios, from eruthros, red; see erythro-) + -mycin.]
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(Medicine) an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C37M67NO13
[C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in]
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e•ryth•ro•my•cin(ɪˌrɪθ rəˈmaɪ sɪn)
an antibiotic, C37H67NO13, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
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|Noun||1.||erythromycin - an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative|
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n. eritromicina, antibiótico usado en el tratamiento de bacterias gram-positivas.
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