Definition of Terramycin in English:

Terramycin

noun

  • trademark for oxytetracycline
    • ‘Terramycin is a widely used antibiotic with clinically proved activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, rickettsiae, spirochetes, large viruses, and certain protozoa.’
    • ‘To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Terramycin® and other antibacterial drugs, Terramycin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.’

Origin

1950s: from Latin terra earth + -mycin.

Pronunciation:

Terramycin

/ˌtɛrəˈmʌɪsɪn/