Meaning of albomycin in English:

albomycin

Pronunciation /ˌalbə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A substance originally isolated from the bacteria Actinomyces subtropicus which consists of a sulphur-containing nucleoside bound to a siderophore, and has antibiotic activity against many types of bacteria.

    Albomycin was used in the treatment of patients in the former U.S.S.R. in the 1950s, but has not been used clinically elsewhere.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From classical Latin albus white + -o- + -mycin, after Russian al′bomicin.