One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A macrolide compound produced by Streptomyces griseus, C₄₀H₆₄O₁₂, which has antibiotic activity but is used chiefly as an experimental ionophore.
1960s; earliest use found in Helvetica Chimica Acta. From German Nonactin from non- + Actin- (in Actinomycetes), with allusion to Aktion (with reference to its initial failure to exhibit antibiotic activity).
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