Definition of actinomycin in English:

actinomycin

noun

Pharmacology Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of substances with antibiotic and antineoplastic properties originally isolated from soil-dwelling microorganisms (actinomycetes) of the genus Streptomyces (formerly Actinomyces).

Origin

1940s. From scientific Latin Actinomyces Actinomyces + -in.

Pronunciation:

actinomycin

/ˌaktɪnə(ə)ˈmʌɪsɪn/