Definition of albomycin in English:

albomycin

noun

Pharmacology
  • A substance originally isolated from the bacteria Actinomyces subtropicus which consists of a sulphur-containing nucleoside bound to a siderophore, and has antibiotic activity against many types of bacteria.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From classical Latin albus white + -o- + -mycin, after Russian al′bomicin.

Pronunciation

albomycin

/ˌalbə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn/