Definition of paromomycin in US English:

paromomycin

noun

Pharmacology
  • A mixture of broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotics related to neomycin and produced by some strains of the bacterium Streptomyces rimosus, given orally in the form of the sulphate in the treatment of intestinal infections.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in British Patents. From ancient Greek παρόμοιος closely resembling + -mycin.

Pronunciation

paromomycin

/ˌparəʊməʊˈmʌɪsɪn/