fumigacin

fumigacin
\\fyüˈmigəsə̇n\ noun (-s)
Etymology: fumiga- (from New Latin fumigatus, specific epithet of Aspergillus fumigatus) + -cin (as in actinomycin, streptothricin) — more at fumagillin
: a crystalline antibiotic acid C32H44O8 obtained from a soil fungus (Aspergillus fumigatus) — called also helvolic acid

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  • fumigacin — fu·mig·a·cin fyü mig ə sən n a crystalline antibiotic acid C32H44O8 obtained from a soil fungus of the genus Aspergillus (A. fumigatus) called also helvolic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • fumigacin — fu·mig·a·cin …   English syllables

  • Aspergillus — A family of fungal organisms and molds, some of which can cause disease (aspergillosis). * * * A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) that contains many species, a number of them with black, brown, or green spores. A few species are pathogenic for… …   Medical dictionary

  • helvolic acid — hel·vol·ic acid hel väl ik n FUMIGACIN …   Medical dictionary

  • helvolic acid — helˈvä]lik , vō] noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary helvol (from L. helvolus, helveolus pale yellow, from helvus light bay colored) + ic : fumigacin …   Useful english dictionary

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