Definitions for virginiamycin
An antibiotic, used in agriculture and in the fuel ethanol industry to prevent microbial contamination.
Origin: After the bacterium Streptomyces virginiae + -mycin.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A cyclic polypeptide antibiotic complex from Streptomyces virginiae, S. loidensis, S. mitakaensis, S. pristina-spiralis, S. ostreogriseus, and others. It consists of 2 major components, VIRGINIAMYCIN FACTOR M1 and virginiamycin Factor S1. It is used to treat infections with gram-positive organisms and as a growth promoter in cattle, swine, and poultry.
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