Definition of alamethicin in English:

alamethicin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A cyclic polypeptide, originally obtained from the fungus Trichoderma viride, which is an ionophore for cations and has antibiotic activity; any of a group of compounds structurally related to this.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Trademark Bulletin. From ala- + meth- + -icin.

Pronunciation

alamethicin

/ˌaləˈmɛθɪsɪn/