erythromycin etymology

English word erythromycin comes from English -mycin, English erythro-

Detailed word origin of erythromycin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-mycin English (eng) (biochemistry) Applied to aminoglycosides derived from bacteria of the genus Micromonospora.
erythro- English (eng) Used to form scientific terms meaning red, or showing a relationship to red blood cells.
erythromycin English (eng) Any of a class of macrolide antibiotics produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces.

Words with the same origin as erythromycin

Descendants of -mycin
aminomycin annamycin ansamycin anthramycin aureomycin azaerythromycin bambermycin bottromycin humidimycin hygromycin kasugamycin leucomycin lincomycin lucentamycin oligomycin oxoerythromycin platensimycin sparsomycin streptomycin syringomycin virginiamycin
Descendants of erythro-
erythrapheresis erythrismal erythroagglutinin erythroblast erythroblastopenia erythroblastosis erythrodegenerative erythrofuranose erythrogenic erythrogranulose erythroid erythroid aplasia erythroleukemia erythrolytic erythromyeloid erythrophagocytosis erythropheresis erythrophobia erythrophyll erythropsia erythruria proerythroblast