novobiocin

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novobiocin

[‚nō·və′bī·ə·sən]
(microbiology)
C30H36O11N2 A moderately broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by strains of Streptomyces niveus and S. spheroides ; it is a dibasic acid and is converted either to the monosodium salt or to the calcium acid salt for pharmaceutical use.