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A bacterial antibiotic used against resistant strains of streptococcus and staphylococcus.
- ‘Other antibiotics like penicillin and vancomycin slow the bacteria's ability to manufacture cell walls.’
- ‘Already now in Australia we're isolating strains which have low level resistance to vancomycin.’
- ‘MRSA infections were treated with vancomycin and one to two other antibiotics based on bacterial susceptibility.’
- ‘Patients who become infected with MRSA are usually treated using expensive antibiotics such as vancomycin.’
- ‘In recent years, some superbugs have even figured out how to resist vancomycin.’
1950s: from vanco- (of unknown origin) + -mycin.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.