Definition of erythromycin in English:

erythromycin

Line breaks: erythro|mycin
Pronunciation: /ɪˌrɪθrə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic used in the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. It is similar in its effects to penicillin.
More example sentences
  • This strain was resistant to methicillin, cephalothin, gentamicin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol and tetracycline.
  • In its early stages, leptospirosis can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline and erythromycin.
  • Treatment is with antibiotics such as erythromycin and tetracycline.

Origin

1950s: from elements of the modern Latin taxonomic name (see above) + -in1.

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