Definition of oleandomycin in English:

oleandomycin

Pronunciation /ˌəʊlɪandəˈmʌɪsɪn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A macrolide antibiotic, C₃₅ H₆₁ NO₁₂, produced by a strain of the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus, which is active against a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria and has been used as the phosphate in treating staphylococcal enteritis and skin infections.

Origin

1950s. From oleand- (in oleandrose, a sugar of which a residue is present in the oleandomycin molecule from oleandr- + -ose) + -o- + -mycin.