from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several lactone antibiotics, some of which are used for controlling fungi in fish farms
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one of several antibiotic substances produced by several species of Streptomyces, active against various fungi. They are used only experimentally, not in medicine. The two best-known antimycins are antimycin A1 (C28H40N2O9) and antimycin A3 (C26H36N2O9). They are notable for their mechanism of action, interference with the proton pumping mechanism of fungi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crystalline antibiotic active against various fungi
Sorry, no etymologies found.