Definition of nystatin in English:



mass noun
  • An antibiotic used chiefly to treat fungal infections.

    This antibiotic is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces noursei

    • ‘All patients must abide by a vigorous oral care routine including either clotrimazole or nystatin, both of which are anti-fungal agents.’
    • ‘Compounds such as clotrimazole and nystatin are used to treat human fungal infections.’
    • ‘In a previous work, we began to exploit the intrinsic fluorescence properties of the tetrane-containing antibiotic nystatin.’
    • ‘Intravaginal nystatin or boric acid pessaries are alternative treatments’
    • ‘Further treatment with a combination cream that included topical steroid, antibiotic, and nystatin was also ineffective.’


1950s: from N(ew) Y(ork) Stat(e) (where it was developed) + -in.