actinomycin :

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  • n  any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria

  • The first antibiotic ever isolated by Nobel Prizewinner Selman Waksman was actinomycin.
  • The technique is not without its hazards; actinomycin D increases skin reactions to radiation.
  • For this job the Brigham doctors had decided to rely on drugs, and they used a battery of the most potent available: azathioprine (a new immunity suppressor), actinomycin C (an .

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