Meaning of STREPTONIGRIN in English

ˌstreptəˈnīgrə̇n noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin strepto- (from Streptomyces flocculus , actinomycete from which it is produced) + Latin nigr-, niger black + English -in ; probably from its dark color

: a toxic antibiotic C 25 H 22 N 4 O 8 from an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces ( S. flocculus ) that interferes with DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic agent

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