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Definition of avermectin in English:
- Treatments for scabies are generally topical, although systemic ivermectin (not licensed in the United Kingdom) is also very effective, and other veterinary avermectins such as doramectin are also likely to work.
- This fungus produces a variety of toxins which are called avermectins.
- As a result, it has become standard to omit the use of a and b designations in naming avermectins.
1970s: from modern Latin (Streptomyces) averm(itilis), the name of the source actinomycete, + ect- (of unknown origin) + -in1.
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