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Terramycin


  • n  a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete; used to treat various bacterial and rickettsial infections

  • This proved impractical; it took too much terramycin.
  • The drug, named terramycin (earth mold) by its Brooklyn discoverers, is secreted by a tiny organism, Streptomyces rimosus, of the same group which has produced three other major .
  • A "broad band" antibiotic, terramycin attacks 55 diseases.

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