noun. an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative.
- antibiotic drug
Example sentences of the word erythromycin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Treatment can be found through the use of topical steroid creams and oral antibiotics such as erythromycin.
The prescribed treatment for lota is benzathine penicillin, erythromycin antibiotics, and tetracycline antibiotics.
A common example is erythromycin, an antibiotic that's used to treat a variety of infections including bronchitis and a number of skin infections.