amphotericin

Definition of amphotericin

n.1.an antibiotic and antifungal agent (C47H73NO17), produced by a strain of Streptomyces nodosus. It is one of a class of polyene macrolide antibiotics effective against fungal infections. It has a molecular weight of 924.11; it is soluble in oganic solvents but only slightly soluble in water.

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antibiotic, antibiotic drug
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