Definition of nystatin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnīstədən/


An antibiotic used chiefly to treat fungal infections.
  • This antibiotic is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces noursei.
Example sentences
  • Further treatment with a combination cream that included topical steroid, antibiotic, and nystatin was also ineffective.
  • In a previous work, we began to exploit the intrinsic fluorescence properties of the tetrane-containing antibiotic nystatin.
  • Compounds such as clotrimazole and nystatin are used to treat human fungal infections.


1950s: from N(ew) Y(ork) Stat(e) (where it was developed) + -in1.

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Syllabification: nys·ta·tin

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