Definition of Terramycin in English:

Terramycin

Line breaks: Terra|mycin
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrəˈmʌɪsɪn
 
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noun

  • trademark for oxytetracycline.
    More example sentences
    • To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Terramycin® and other antibacterial drugs, Terramycin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
    • Terramycin is a widely used antibiotic with clinically proved activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, rickettsiae, spirochetes, large viruses, and certain protozoa.

Origin

1950s: from Latin terra 'earth' + -mycin.

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