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Definition of "nystatin" [nystatin]

  • An antibiotic, C46H77NO19, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces noursei and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nystatin" in a sentence
  • "You may also need an anti-fungal such as nystatin or fluconazole for two to four weeks."
  • "• Treat yeast overgrowth with antifungal drugs such as nystatin or Diflucan or herbs such as oregano or caprylic acid."
  • "The medicines most commonly prescribed by a health care worker for treatment of oral fungal infections are antifungal agents such as nystatin or clotrimazole."