HyperDic: nystatin

English > 1 sense of the word nystatin:
NOUNartifactnystatin, Mycostatin, Nystanan antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State
English > nystatin: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes.
SynonymsMycostatin, Nystan
Broaderantibiotic, antibiotic drugA chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
antifungal, antifungal agent, fungicide, antimycotic, antimycotic agentAny agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
Spanishnistatina
Catalannistatina

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