aureomycin aureomycin


  • (n) a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases


  1. About a year ago, aureomycin was first used to treat human beings.
  2. Lederle Laboratories developed aureomycin, an antibiotic, to treat such human ills as whooping cough, typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  3. Until 1953, according to Government charges, Cyanamid's aureomycin and Pfizer's terramycin accounted for 92% of the broad-spectrum market.
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